Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Art Auction is almost here!
11 August 2012 3:30 - 7:30 PM
$50 for LACE Members
Space is limited to 15
The beauty of field recording is that it can happen anywhere. This August, join artists Steve Roden and Lawrence English as they cast their ears towards to the Los Angeles River, seeking out the natural and urban sounds that collide along its banks. The LA River is one of the iconic visual landmarks of the city, and it also happens to contain a diverse sound world, both above and below the surface. Join Roden and English as they explore various “sound locations” along the river, collect recordings, share techniques/methods and discuss the ways in which field recordings can be used in sound art and music practices.
You don't need to be a skilled field recorder to attend - this is for everyone, from the curious first timer to the well-experienced sound designer. This field trip will cover not just technical aspects, but philosophical, aesthetic and conceptual approaches to working with environmental sound.
Participants are required to bring their own recording device – whether it is a digital field recorder, cassette recorder, minidisc, iPhone, iPad, video camera, or other mobile recording device. Roden and English will teach how you can capture very interesting and compelling recordings using any kind of technology.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lawrence English is media artist, composer and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He utilizes a variety of approaches including sound, installation, projection and polymedia objects to create works that meditate on subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to consider that which might sit at the edge of or beyond their perception. His pieces have been presented widely in Europe, the UK and Japan, as well ...read more >