In the Field (Symposium)
An international symposium for field recording that explored the practice, art and craft of field recording through a series of panel presentations, listenings and screenings.
The symposium aimed to relate the multitude of contemporary field recording practices to their historical precedents, while investigating issues in contemporary practices such as how field recordings are distributed to and heard by an audience, recording the unheard, mapping the urban field as well as questioning the extended nature of the field in a digital networked landscape.
Presenters included: Ximena Alarcón, Joeri Bruyninckx, Angus Carlyle, Daniela Cascella, Des Coulam, Peter Cusack, Simon Elliott, Felicity Ford, Helen Frosi (SoundFjord), Zoe Irvine, Christina Kubisch, Cathy Lane, Udo Noll, Francesca Panetta, Nye Parry, Davide Tidoni, Cheryl Tipp, David Vélez, Salomé Voegelin, Chris Watson, Claudia Wegener, Jana Winderen, Mark Peter Wright.
The symposium also celebrated the publication of a new book In the Field, edited by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle.
“The “In the Field” symposium did an important job in introducing many of the diverse conceptual and philosophical frameworks being created around practices of listening, recording, thinking, and making.” - The Domestic Soundscape
A Symposium Report by La Cosa Preziosa at the World Listening Project -
A symposium report from Sonic Agents
Panel One: Origins of Field Recording.
Curated Session One:
Cheryl Tipp - Audio Treasures of the British Library
Panel Two: Public Life of Recording.
Curated Session Two:
Panel Three: Recording the Urban Field.
Curated Session Three:
Helen Frosi, SoundFjord - Retracings: common gestures, collective soundings, and shared emotions SoundFjord_programme
Panel Four: Hearing the Unheard / Seeing the Unseen.
Panel Five: Collective Fields, Virtual Fields, Mediatised Fields.