Sound artist Jay-Dea Lopez has been interviewed at Soundproof, a program by Australia’s ABC Radio National, where he talks about several topics around field recording, sonic diversity and sound art, also showcasing sound pieces from different artists.
Next up in Soundproof’s Radio Yak series – a conversation with field recordist, Jay-Dea Lopez. Jay-Dea lives and works in northern New South Wales, an area characterised by a richness of sonic diversity but as the cities grow this diversity is under threat by the blanket of industrial life. Jay-Dea regularly captures and creates soundscapes in his environs (and others), and through sound asks – what have we lost, where are we going and how can we appreciate what remains?
Jay-Dea Lopez is a sound artist and field recordist whose work reflects the social and environmental anxieties of the early 21st century. Initially trained in classical performance and composition he now uses field recordings as a way to question our natural and social environments. His field recordings and compositions have been used in film, radio, theatre, festivals and gallery installations overseas and in Australia. Read and hear more about his thoughts and practice at soundlikenoise.org.