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The Quarryman’s Daughters by Katrina Palmer
Katrina Palmer was selected as part of the 2013 Open call for proposals from Artangel and BBC Radio 4. The resultant project was Palmer’s End Matter (2015), an excavation of the Isle of Portland off the south coast of England, a place shaped and hollowed out over centuries by convicts and quarrymen to provide stone for some of London’s best-known buildings.
Read more about Katrina Palmer and Artangel
Listen to The Quarryman’s Daughters
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Centre for Research in Sound Arts
CRiSAP is a research centre of the University of the Arts London, founded in 2005, dedicated to the exploration of the rich complexities of sound as an artistic practice. Their main aim is to extend the development of the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts and to encourage the broadening and deepening of the discursive context in which sound arts is practised.
Over the past decade CRiSAP has become the leading international research centre in sound arts practice. Led by co-directors Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle, CRiSAP has produced publications, symposia, conferences, talks and exhibitions that have developed the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts.
CRiSAP is closely related to the BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design and MA Sound Arts courses at LCC.
Read more about CRiSAP
Over the past two decades, Susan Philipsz has explored the psychological and sculptural potential of sound. Using recordings, predominantly of her own voice, the artist creates immersive environments of architecture and song that heighten the visitor’s engagement with their surroundings while inspiring thoughtful introspection. The music Philipsz selects – which has ranged from sixteenth century ballads and Irish folk tunes to David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust – responds specifically to the space in which the work is installed. While each piece is unique, the storylines and references are often recognizable, exploring familiar themes of loss, longing, hope, and return. These universal narratives trigger personal reactions while also temporarily bridging the gaps between the individual and the collective, as well as interior and exterior spaces.
Read more about Susan Philipsz on the Tate website
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Trained in architecture and sound design, Cevdet Erek is a visual artist and musician based in Istanbul. He is also the drummer in avant-garde rock band Nekropsi. Erek’s artistic practice is based on the themes of sound, architecture, rhythm, measured time, dance music and site-specificity.
Read more about Cevdet’s installation ‘Alt Üst’ at Spike Island here
Read more about Cevdet’s work at the 20th Biennale of Sydney
The Art of Noise by David Toop
Musician and composer David Toop looks at The Art of Noise, starting with the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo idea that urban and industrial sounds, including the noises of modern warfare, were a new and enthralling source of musical material.
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Read The Art of Noise online here
Her Noise Symposium, May 2012
Listen to the recordings from this symposium which brings together musicians, artists and academics to discuss feminist discourses in sound and music.