In The Field Symposium


Exploring the art and craft of field recording. British Library Conference Centre, London, February 15th and 16th, 2013.

A two day symposium to open up and explore the practice, art and craft of field recording through a series of panel presentations, listenings and screenings.

Starting from the early days of field recording the symposium aims to relate the multitude of contemporary field recording practices to their historical precedents and investigate issues in contemporary practices such as How field recordings are distributed to and heard by an audience; Recording the unheard; Mapping the urban; Questioning the extended nature of the field in a digital networked landscape.

Presenters include: Ximena Alarcón, Joeri Bruyninckx, Angus Carlyle, Des Coulam, Peter Cusack, Simon Elliott, Felicity Ford, Helen Frosi (SoundFjord), Ici-Même, 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 will also celebrate the publication of two new books On Listening and In the Field. Curated by Cathy Lane, Angus Carlyle and Cheryl Tipp.

In the Field