Sounding Out The Space – An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound

Sounding Out The Space
An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound
2-4 November
A collaboration between DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, the Dublin School of Creative Arts and GradCAM

I was very fortunate to be part of the 2017 Sounding Out The Space conference, held at DIT Grangegorman in Dublin, Ireland. It was a very interesting and broad-ranging conference on all things sound. I was particularly interested in seeing how others approached the creation of their work, particularly with landscapes and with installation work. If you are ever in Dublin, Continuous Drift is worth a visit.

My talk was on sonifying and visualising the found environment, and how I incorporate elements of the landscape as a way of channelling emotions and constructing personal narratives. It’s been interesting to me how a place can “speak” to someone. Something to think about for later – why do I choose unfamiliar places? Would it make a difference if it was familiar to me?

I also had the unique experience of being surrounded by Bill Fontana, giving his keynote speech from the USA: