* Open to UAL students and staff *
Sound Zones/My Favourite Things
"Records' status as sacred objects, and record collections as a facet of the self" D, Giles, S. Pietrzykowski and K. Clark : The psychological meaning of personal record collections and the impact of changing technological forms. Journal of Economic Psychology 28, 2007.
A music collection, which comprises a variety of formats, might be said to constitute a sonic autobiography. Particular passages of music can be seen as markers of important stages of ones life. Perhaps it also reflects the construction of my own willfully idiosyncratic and fragmented identity: Black, Queer, Female, Feminist and Composer - amongst other formations. What is the relation between the archive and my electroacoustic compositions?
The presentation will endeavour to explore how this particular archive has led to and perhaps even shaped my creative practice as a sound artist. As an unabashed lover of Wham and The Smiths, as well as Alice Coltrane and Eliane Radigue, by way of the glitter of 1970s disco and beyond, has the assimilation and embedding of a variety of genres into my subconscious fermented into a compositional vocabulary?
Open to UAL students and staff, no booking required.
Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication.
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