Author Archive

Beth Shearsby

Outside working on laptop
Evening TV On
Dawn Chorus
Car Conversations
Bus

Extract Beth’s work (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

Beth Shearsby is an experimental artist based in Oxfordshire. Her current work heavily explores a combination of caustic + ambient noise. Using synthesisers, tape loops, D.I.Y circuits + other materials during improvised live performance. She is also an active member of creative educational charity Young Women’s Music Project, which supports women in music through workshops, talks, festivals + more.

Bethshearsby.com

Instagram:@bethshearsby

Fi.Ona

Dublin SoundStamp
Den Haag SoundStamp
Prague SoundStamp
Bray SoundStamp
Athy SoundStamp

Extract from SoundStamps (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

Fi.Ona is a scenographer (experiential designer) with a focus on the audible: She is a Sonic Scenographer – a builder of performative worlds out of media, details and fuller informations of the every-day, collecting moments and rhythms in space. Fi.Ona originates in Ireland, and has lived in various places there and overseas in the US. Now she resides in the Netherlands, where she is entering the final term of her Masters of Fine Art Scenography in HKU (fine & performing arts school) with specialisation in spatial audio.

www.researchcatalogue.net/view/601086/601087 www.soundcloud.com/fiodotna

Marlo De Lara

Leeds Art Gallery Cafe

Extract from aural investigation of everyday Britain (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

Born in Baltimore, MD, artist Marlo De Lara received a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. Her research addresses subjects relating to the representation of marginalized populations and creative work as political action. Her artistic practice works within the realms of sound performance and film. Since the 2000s, her films and live improvisations have been screened and performed internationally. Under the Marlo Eggplant alias, her audio/visual compositions and performances aim to blur the definitions of the (un)intentional. As founder/organizer of the Ladyz in Noyz (LIN) international collective, an ongoing project from 2008 to the present, she continues to promote emerging artists/musicians who are women/LGBTQIA+/underrepresented. www.marlodelara.info

IG/Twitter @marlodewawa

Sena Karahan

Extract from Sound Map Postcards // Flip-soundmap-book (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

Sena Karahan is an architect and scholar who finished her MA at Istanbul Bilgi University Cultural Studies Master Program, her thesis looked at Social Reproduction of Space and Soundscapes. Sena trained as an architect at the Faculty of Architecture Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul. Before engaging with academia she worked as an architect at the architecture studio SMA, Selin Maner Architects, and later in the field of sustainable design. She travelled in South America for fourteen months from Argentina to Colombia. Her interest in the relation of sound and space was the key figure of design projects on her architectural training, affecting her journey and understanding of cultural and experienced space.

Jacek Smolicki

Alvik Electricity
Birds
Lake Fountain
Ventilation Shaft
Branches
Alvik Construction Site

Extract from Inaudible Cities (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

Jacek Smolicki (b.1982, Kraków) is a cross-media artist, designer, researcher and “walker” who works at the intersection of aesthetics, technology, memory, and everyday life. He explores how transformations of communication, recording, and computing technologies have been affecting aesthetic, material, performative, and ethical aspects of archiving and memory practices, historically and at the present moment. In his design and art practice, besides engaging with existing archives and heritage, Smolicki develops new techniques for experiencing, documenting, remembering, and para-archiving human and other-than- human environments. In parallel to these activities, for the last several years he has been committed systematic experimentation with various recording techniques and technologies leads to a construction of a multifaceted para-archive of contemporary everyday life, culture, and environment (On-Going Project). One such practice is the archiving of one-minute field recordings executed every day since July 2010. He has exhibited, presented his works, performed, soundwalked, and gave workshops internationally (e.g. Madrid, Moscow, Helsinki, Stockholm, San Francisco, Budapest, Vienna, Sarajevo) to a set of documentary practices in which a systematic experimentation with various recording techniques and technologies leads to a construction of a multifaceted para-archive of contemporary everyday life, culture, and environment (On-Going Project). One such practice is the archiving of one-minute field recordings executed every day since July 2010. He has exhibited, presented his works, performed, soundwalked, and gave workshops internationally (e.g. Madrid, Moscow, Helsinki, Stockholm, San Francisco, Budapest, Vienna, Sarajevo)


Kathryn Tovey

Interviews
Post Walk Eating
Walk
Walk

Extract from Walking with another (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

Kathryn Tovey grew up in the North East of England, now living and working in Lancaster where she graduated from Lancaster University in BA Fine Art. She has also studied and exhibited in Bendigo, Australia and is currently working on interactive performances with arts organisation GRAFT. Her work brings together site specific performance, video documentation and installation in layered works that invite the audience to reflect on human relationships with the natural world. She is often found working outdoors with her cocreator Caleela.

James Green

Bridge Over Leyton Station
Coronation Gardens
Downsell School
Drapers Field
The New Testament Assembly

Extract from Sounding 24h (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

James Green is a sound artist whose practise includes performance, installation and composition with a focus on themes such as duration, time and hidden sounds. To spotlight these themes, urban soundscapes play a major role in his work. James has performed and had his work showcased at Goldsmiths University, the LCM 50th Anniversary Concert, and The LCM Theatre as part of the In Surround Series. He is currently based in London, and is a recent graduate of Goldsmiths University.

Lucía Hinojosa

Constellation Sound Memory

Extract from Forgetting (1993) (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

Lucía Hinojosa (Mexico City, 1987) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and editor. Her practice develops through a series of conceptual, ephemeral gestures and performative trajectories as a method of investigation that results in a corpus of visual, sonic, and text- based works. She studied Visual & Critical Studies at SVA in New York City, and did the SOMA two-year program in Mexico City. Her work has been exhibited at various galleries and art spaces like Sector 2337 (Chicago); Grice Bench Gallery (Los Angeles); Centro de la Imagen (Mexico City); Anthology Film Archives (New York); Chalton Gallery (London). In 2013 she co-founded diSONARE, an independent editorial project. Her writing has appeared in different publications in Mexico and abroad.

Atilio Doreste

Muffled Sounds

Extract from Muffled Sounds (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

Atilio Doreste (Canary Islands 1964), walker (plastic/sound artist). Fine Arts Professor of the University of La Laguna. Generally his artistic and research activity focuses on landscape and territory. Director in Workshop Group of Creative Actions (Art, Nature, and Landscape), Canary Sound Map project, Canary Editorial Laboratory, Auriculab Sound Art Laboratory, 15 Sillas Auditorium, and Cultural Classroom of Photography and Phonography. He founded the interuniversity research group Taller de Acciones Creativas, for which he organized various landscape scholarships and photography national. He is a member of the Institute for Social Research and Tourism, as well as the Canarian Research Agency. He is also a member of the Six Ensemble group. www.atiliodoreste.net/about


Aisling Davis

Water West Yorkshire
Train Approaching
Water West
The Saga
Glockenspiel
Flowing
Evening
Drop
Creature Coming In For A Look
Big Waves
Alien Fight On A Radio

Extract from Uisce (below) featured in Recording Life In Sound (SARU 2019).

Aisling Davis is a multi-instrumentalist, artist, sculptor, and writer from West Yorkshire. Her work navigates history, topography, and anthrozoology. With bands ‘Inland Taipan’ and ‘The Capoeira Band’, she has recorded at Abbey Road, composed for film, and written for orchestra. As of May 2019 she became managing director of Braille Pottery Ltd, a company dedicated to the production of ceramics for the visually impaired. Past exhibitions include: Ice-Cream for Crow, Captain Beefheart exhibition, 2017. Soundtrack: The Acting Class, winner of Best UK Feature at the Labour Film Festival, 2017. Psychedelic Adventures of Clean machine, Fabric District International, 2018. The Resurrection of Geoffrey Firming: Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool, 2018. TURF: Scale Gallery, 2019.