3. Take a 5-minute or longer soundwalk. Write down the location, the time, and a few sentences that relate your experience to one or both of the readings above. Be prepared to share them with the class on 3/13.
Thanks for sharing such interesting and engaging soundwalks! I hope that soundwalking helps you find inspiration for your in-class compositions and beyond. Below is a list of artists who work in the realm of "soundscape," the last of my slides from today 3/13. It was a pleasure guest lecturing the History of Electronic Music class :) Feel free to be in touch with any follow up questions from the lectures or readings. ~Andrea
Annea Lockwood (she burned pianos in earlier slides.): In the 1970s, Annea Lockwood began to compose pieces that included the audience and the environment as integral components to what could be called still in the realm of music. Also, to note: During the late 1960’s, Lockwood began a River Archive project that includes recordings of numerous rivers of the world, A Sound Map of The Hudson River (1989), A Sound Map of the Danube (2005), and A Sound Map of the Housatonic River (2010). For a Sound Map of the Danube (2005), she was interested in merging the water and human recordings to “put the people back into the river” through the listening experience as she felt that “people who live along (a river’s) waters are part of its ecosystem”. The art work encompassed 59 sites and 13 interviews, from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Includes large fold-out map, with translations of the interviews.
Annea Lockwood A Sound Map of the Hudson River (1982) sound installation, 2 hrs. Commissioned by the Hudson River Museum, Recorded on A Sound Map of the Hudson River (Lovely Music, 1989) •http://www.annealockwood.com/compositions/
BOOK: Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds by Jean-Francois Augoyard (2006)
Aki Onda: artist, composer, and curator, born in Japan (moved to NYC in 2003). He has been a part of a lot of interesting collaborations such as with the Boredoms, but he is particularly known for his “Cassette Memories” — works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by using the cassette Walkman over a span of the last three decades. He creates compositions, performances, and visual artworks from those sound memories. •https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CyDJ-Ik_eE
Janet Cardiff is a Canadian artist who works chiefly with sound and sound installations; especially a form she calls audio walks. She works in collaboration with her husband and partner George Bures Miller. The format of the audio walks is similar to that of an audioguide.
Since the end of the 1970s, Christina Kubisch works with the system of electromagnetic induction, which she developed from the basic technique to an individual artistic tool. In 2003 she started her research on a new series of works in public space, which trace the electro-magnetic fields of urban environments in the form of city walks. The first Electrical Walk took place in Cologne in 2004. Electrical Walks is a work in progress. It is a public walk with special, sensitive wireless headphones by which the acoustic qualities of aboveground and underground electromagnetic fields become amplified and audible.
David Dunn: Acoustic Ecology as applied research in action! UC Santa Cruz music professor David Dunn has joined forces with two forest scientists from Northern Arizona University to combat an insect infestation that is killing millions of trees throughout the West. https://news.ucsc.edu/2017/02/bark-beetles-dunn.html
Leah Barclay: An Australian artist, a contemporary of mine. We have mutual respect for each others’ work in acoustic ecology and soundwalks. https://leahbarclay.com/