Sound Little Island, a collaboration with composer Jean Martin premiered in the ancient Tour de la Lanterne, La Rochelle, France as part of Festival Zero1.
This 12-channel installation transmitted live soundscapes from locations in England to the ancient Tour de la Lanterne in La Rochelle, France. These are sounds of everyday life in Brighton; a traditional English pub full of bluster, small talk and sporadic singalong; below a railway viaduct - cars are washed, seagulls cry, birds sing…
The soundscapes are complemented by interviews with French people who live, work, or study in England. They talk about their situation since the vote to leave the EU; their anxieties, nervousness, anger, plans and hopes.
Documentation of the work is scheduled for broadcast on Resonance FM, Resonance Extra and Framework Radio on the nights of the French Presedential Election 2017.
We launched a new microsite for Listening Across Disciplines, an AHRC funded project that brings together artists, musicians, scientists, technologists and social scientists as well as scholars and practitioners from the humanities, to work across disciplinary boundaries on the recently emerging focus on sound and listening.
The project launched on the 23rd June with its first event: Listening to the Environment which focussed on ecological, geological, architectural and spatial concerns. Concepts including Ground Truth, Veracity, Apophenia and the issue of the field in field recording, alongside a range of specifics were discussed by a range of participants including artists Andrea Polli and Raviv Ganchrow, historian Sabine von Fischer, scientist Simon King and many others.
More details on the project including podcasts of the event are available at listeningacrossdiscplines.net.
We're pleased to have launched the new CRiSAP website – www.crisap.org – featuring a selection of pioneering research projects in Sound Arts from the last decade. The research section has a number of core themes and is supported by multi-tag filtering allowing users to drill down into the content by theme, sub-theme, people and year. Featuring works by Cathy Lane, Angus Carlyle, John Wynne, Salomé Vogelin, David Toop, Peter Cusack and more, the site showcases pioneering research into sound arts and CRiSAP's place at the forefront of international sound arts research.
We've completed the private beta of the Amok Dispatch online. Previously published across five editions; the Dispatch became internationally recognized as a vitally important guide to bizarre and provocative information in the pre-internet era.Vanity Fair proclaimed it to be “the benchmark sourcebook on deviant literature” while the San Francisco Chronicle asserted that "a side effect of reading the Amok Dispatch is that it could make you reconsider the very nature of imagination, freedom and possibility."
The fifth edition of the dispatch opened up its ranks to a wide-ranging group of “oddball bibliophiles” (as director John Waters termed them) to contribute reviews and became a true sourcebook rather than a mail order book catalog. Each of the Amok Fifth Dispatch contributors brought his or her own distinctive perspective and voice to the job of reviewing these intriguing and often obscure works.
This new online version takes the thousands of book reviews, excerpts and photos from the Amok Fifth Dispatch as the basis for an ever-expanding portal for challenging and subversive books and information.
Julian gave a talk at Points of Listening; Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright's monthly programme in association with CRiSAP, University of the Arts, London.
Three, or More, Bodies of Water expounded Astrida Neimanis' work on hydro-logics interspersed with sound works by Annea Lockwood, Maggi Payne, Leah Barclay and several of his own freshwater works including Reading the Water, Watery Notion and Impratical Hydropathy.
Astrida Neimanis' forthcoming book Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology (Environmental Cultures), "that brings a new feminist perspective to bear on ideas of embodiment and ecological ethics in the posthuman critical moment", is due out in early 2017.
Julian has composed a multi-channel soundwork for installation on Lincoln's High Street this autumn. Commissioned by Sonophilia, Reading the Water delves into Lincoln’s innermost places; the waterways, wells and pools that intimately interact with the city and its people.