Visiting Practitioners Series

Weekly lectures

A CRiSAP and LCC Sound Arts & Design Department collaboration 

At London College of Communication

CRiSAP and LCC's Sound Arts & Design Department co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term one sound arts staff member curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work.

Primarily for the current BA, MA and PhD sound arts students at LCC, these talks are also open to students and staff across all of the UAL colleges and courses. 

Autumn Term 2017/18

Led by Dr. John Wynne 

Further information about the series, times & locations, is available on the LCC website.

If you're not a UAL staff member or student, and would like to attend the lectures, please contact John Wynne directly. 

  • Gordon Monahan | 12 October 2017 | Canadian artist Gordon Monahan's works for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multimedia installation and sound art. 
  • Maria Chávez | 19 October 2017 | Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chávez is known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Accidents, coincidence and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her solo turntable performance practice.
  • Eva Weber and Dennis Wheatley | 26 October 2017 | As a director for BBC Broadcast, Eva Weber directed promotions, commercials and branded films for the BBC and other television and advertising companies. Dennis Wheatley is a freelance dubbing mixer and sound designer, producing immersive sound for film and TV.
  • Ryoko Akama | 2 November 2017 | Sound artist/composer/performer Ryoko Akama explores the minimal, reductive and abstract aesthetics of sustained tones and concepts of ‘almost nothing’ by performing old synthesizers, DIY devices and found objects.
  • Caroline Devine | 9 November 2017 | Caroline investigates the boundaries between sound and music, encompassing electroacoustic composition, sound installation, radio and theatre. 
  • Adam Lieber | 16 November 2017 | An audio and film creative based in London, Adam Lieber produces music and visual solutions for the advertising, TV, film, digital and interactive industries.
  • Shiva Feshareki | 23 November 2017 | Shiva Feshareki won the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year in 2004, with her first composition. An experimental composer and turntablist working with the physicality of sound, she uses electronic sound manipulation and sampling, as well as analogue and bespoke electrics that generate 'real' and ‘pure’ sounds from electricity.
  • Tania Chen | 30 November 2017 | Tania Chen is an experimental musician and free improviser. She plays the piano, found objects, toys, keyboards and electronics.
  • Atau Tanaka | 7 December 2017 | Professor of Media Computing at Goldsmiths, Atau Tanaka was born in Tokyo, and was raised in the U.S. He bridges the fields of media art, experimental music, and research.

Summer Term 2016/17

Led by Dr Milo Taylor 

  • Kevin Logan | 19 Apr 2017 | Kevin is a Manchester born artist based in London, UK. His work embraces cross-disciplinary fields and incorporates installation, sound, moving-image and performance.
  • Laura Plana Gracia | 26 Apr 2017 | Curator, artist, and researcher. Currently PhD student at CRiSAP studying the new tendencies in curatorial practices and cultural management in sonic arts.

Spring Term 2016/17

Led by Dr Holly Ingleton 

  • Ansuman Biswas | 12 Jan 2017 | Ansuman Biswas works in a wide variety of media, but his central concern lies between science, work and religion.
  • Errollyn Wallen MBE | 19 Jan 2017 | Errollyn is an internationally renowned composer, librettist and singer-songwriter.
  • Poulomi Desai | 26 Jan 2017 | Poulomi Desai is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow at Heritage Quay archives / British Music Collection, Curator / Project Manager of "We are the Lions" - the first comprehensive exhibition about the Grunwick strike in the 70s.
  • Aura Satz | 2 Feb 2017 | Aura Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. In this talk she will address a recent series of works that look at key female figures largely excluded from mainstream historical discourse.
  • Elaine Mitchener | 9 Feb 2017 | Elaine Mitchener is an eclectic and innovative vocal and movement artist who creates and performs across various genres including experimental music theatre/dance, performance art, concerts, recordings and sound installations.
  • John Broomhall | 16 Feb 2017 | John Broomhall is the composer for such iconic games as Transport Tycoon and X-COM, and recently contributed music to key Xbox One launch title, Forza Motorsport 5, recorded at George Lucas’s Skywalker Sound.
  • Rebecca Parnell | 23 Feb 2017 | Rebecca Parnell is a BAFTA Award winning Sound Designer, having worked in sound for 19 years on 50+ titles, covering the most popular platforms of the time.
  • Jez Riley French | 2 Mar 2017 | Alongside performances, exhibitions, installations, JrF lectures and runs workshops around the world and his range of specialist microphones are widely used by recordists, sound artists, musicians, sound designers and cultural organisations.
  • Dan Rowan | 9 Mar 2017 | Daniel is a Lecturer in Audiology at the University of Southampton. His goal is to develop knowledge and technologies that will allow people with sensory impairments to optimally use their hearing to achieve the independence, prosperity and fulfilment they desire.
  • Marie Thompson | 16 Mar 2017 | Marie Thompson is a sound-thinker and occasional sound-maker. She is a Lecturer in Media, Sound and Culture at the University of Lincoln, where she is the academic lead of the Extra-Sonic Practice (ESP) research group.

Autumn Term 2016/17

Led by Professor Cathy Lane and Dr Holly Ingleton 

  • Isa Suarez | Oct 13 2016 | Isa Suarez is a London based artist and composer, originating from the Basque region.
  • Viv Corringham | October 20 2016 | Viv Corringham is a British vocalist, sound artist and composer, resident in New York. Her work includes performance, installations, radio and soundwalks.
  • Mark Peter Wright | Oct 27 2016 | Mark Peter Wright is an artist researcher working with experimental approaches to sound and listening. His practice explores the relationship between humans, animals, environments and their associated technologies of capture.
  • Shelly Knotts | Nov 3 2016 | Shelly Knotts produces live-coded and network music performances and projects which explore aspects of code, data and collaboration.
  • Helen Frosi | Nov 10 2016 | Helen in an artist-producer whose work is preoccupied with alternative economies and exchange especially within collaborative and cross-disciplinary practice.
  • Benjamin Piekut | Nov 17 2016 | ... on "Quests for Uncertainty: Henry Cow, Lindsay Cooper, and the Feminist Improvising Group”
  • Jason Singh | Nov 24 2016 | Sound artist, beatboxer and composer, the presentation will explore his early influences, a sound and music career spanning over 20 years, current practice and its application across a wide range of genres, art forms, creative industries and education.
  • Jennifer Walshe | Dec 1 2016 | Walshe talks about projects including 'Aisteach', a fictional history of Irish avant-garde music ranging from the mid 19th century to 1985 and her concept of “The New Discipline”, both from a theoretical and practical perspective.
  • Frances Morgan | Dec 8 2016 | Frances Morgan is a music critic. After co-founding Plan B magazine in 2004, she worked as a deputy editor for The Wire magazine between 2012 and 2015 and has written for multiple publications, she is currently researching electronic music histories.

Spring Term 2015/16

Led by Dr Holly Ingleton

  • Lisa Busby | 14 Jan 2016 | Her work deliberately challenges notions of discipline specific categorisation and dissemination, placing itself across the boundaries of fine art, performance and pop music/culture. 
  • Gary Stewart | 21 Jan 2016 | With artist Trevor Mathison he is part of Dubmorphology who make art installations that examine the relationship between culture, history and technology. 
  • Evan Ifekoya | 28 Jan 2016 | Investigating the 'queerying' of popular imagery. By utilising the props of everyday life the aim is to destroy the aura of preciousness surrounding art.
  • Imogen Stidworthy | 4 Feb 2016 | Works with the voice as a sculptural material to explore the borders of language.
  • Ximena Alarcón | 11 Feb 2016 | An artist who engages in listening to migratory spaces, connecting this to individual and collective memories.
  • Jim Fowler and Joe Thwaites | 18 Feb 2016 | As in house composers at Sony PlayStation they work in all areas of music required by video games.
  • Sonia Boyce | 25 Feb 2016 | In the broadest sense, my research interests lie in art as a social practice and the critical and contextual debates that arise from this burgeoning field.
  • Christine Eyene | 3 Mar 2016 | Challenging mainstream artistic discourses by bringing out forgotten or marginalised narratives and experiences.
  • Morgan Quaintance | 10 Mar 2016 | A writer, musician, broadcaster and curator. He is a regular contributor to Art Monthly, Art Review, Frieze, and a contributing editor for E-Flux’s online publishing portal art-agenda.
  • Anja Kanngieser | 17 March 2016 | A political geographer who works with sound and radio.

Autumn Term 2015/16

Led by Professor Cathy Lane

  • Sally Ann McIntyre | Oct 15 2015 | How to Explain Radio to a Dead Huia: Doing Transmission Art in the Field.
  • Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver | October 22 2015 | Focusing their enquiries on the cognitive, physical, and architectural potential of sound, their works encompass experimental music, radio, performance, and sculpture. 
  • Kaffe Matthews | Oct 29 2015 | Taking site specific sound and music making onto the street with sonic bikes. 
  • Mikhail Karikis | Nov 5 2015 | Immersive audio-visual installations from a long-standing investigation of the voice as a sculptural material and a socio-political agent.
  • Laura Malacart | Nov 12 2015 | Using art practice to engage contemporary debates and the production of socio-political identities. 
  • Claudia Molitor | Nov 19 2015 | Exploring the relationships between listening and seeing as well as embracing collaboration as compositional practice. 
  • Patrick Mcginley aka murmur | Nov 26 2015 | Sounds and images from the Räpin Papermill, the oldest continuously-operating industry in Estonia.
  • Charles Celeste Hutchins | Dec 3 2015 | Exploring computer-based and analogue electronics, working with gestural controllers, networking and robots. 
  • Ain Bailey | Dec 10 2015 | Electroacoustic compositions are inspired by reflections on silence/absence, architectural urban spaces and feminism. 

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