Category Archives: Sound Art

Remotely Sensing Cape Farewell

I recently gave a presentation at the RGS-IBG annual conference where I creatively presented a series of  35mm slides from my dad’s 1972 mountaineering expedition to Cape Farewell, Greenland. I gave the presentation in a session entitled “Me, my self … Continue reading

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Sound Recording Tutorial from Wildlife Sound Recordist John Acorn

I thought I would share the first experimental attempts of John Acorn (University of Alberta) and I to find the best way to record a walking interview whilst also capturing the surrounding sound-environment. The following sound file acts as an … Continue reading

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Becoming Geographer-Artist…

Although unfortunately unable to attend in person, slide-shows documenting 2 creative projects I have instigated and collaboratively created and curated are being shown in a session entitled “Geographer- artists: creative practice as research tool?” at the annual meeting of the … Continue reading

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Terrible Karma’s Insertion into the Glossy World of Western Canada Fashion Week

As I mentioned in an earlier post the collaborative audio-visual work  – Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – created by Adeola Enigbokan and myself was being shown at Western Canada Fashion week’s official after party Splash! last … Continue reading

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Walls of Sound: the Sound Conservation Centre

Walls of Sound is a BBC Radio 4 documentary exploring the work of the Sound Conservation Centre at the British Library. The idea for the programme, produced by Julian May and presented by radio historian Sean Street, was to explain … Continue reading

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Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

This week I am travelling to the city of New York to premier the audio-visual installation Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire that has been created and curated by Adeola Enigbokan and myself. Terrible Karma is a mobile audio-visual … Continue reading

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Liberate Tate: Alternative Tate Audio Tour

Art/activist group Liberate Tate, has put out a call out for a sound artist to work with them on an Alternative Tate Audio Tour in response to BP sponsorship. It’s a paid commission, and the deadline for people to send … Continue reading

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Sights and Sounds of the Alberta Oil Sands

As well as helping Andriko Lozowy set up Where is Fort McMurray? on my recent trip to Wood Buffalo, I also went to make some sound recordings of the Oil Sands industrial site. The Athabasca Oil Sands Project is a … Continue reading

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SymbioticA’s Adaption Program Showcases Art-Geography Collaborations

SymbioticA is an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning, critique and hands-on engagement with the life sciences. Under the direction of Oron Catts, SymbioticA’s emphasis is on experiential practice. SymbioticA facilitates a thriving program of residencies, research, academic courses, … Continue reading

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