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Sonic Gaze Group Merseyside - Autumn schedule 2019

| Sonic Gaze Group | Soundwalks | Merseyside
Listening to architectural space: the sound of the built environment.

When was the last time you went somewhere just to hear the sounds?

Sound Walks The Sonic Gaze Autumn 2019

1. Sat Oct 12th 10.30 Station to Station. Lime Street to Edge Hill and return
2. Sat Nov 16th Take me to the River. Jericho Lane to Otterspool Prom - start time yet to be confirmed.
3. Sat Dec 14th 2.30 Listening to the built environment. St John’s Shopping Mall bus station entrance via Marks and Spencer to Bluecoat Arts Centre

Background information on these events and activities

The atmosphere of a place is created by sounds as well as vision.
Sounds are not usually static but come as events in time. 
How often do you pay attention to this? 
How does this affect our response to place?

Whether experienced as a private meditation or as collective silence SOUNDWALKS will refresh your ears and reset your sensual awareness of where you live, work or visit.

A ‘soundwalk’ is a practice: it is walking without talking, focusing on the sound around, focusing on the present moment. In a `Sonic Gaze` session, the participants are static, though the sounds could be mobile. Talking might come later.

Sonic Gaze will be of interest to;

  1. Musicians (as it involves listening to a sequence of sounds)
  2. To recording artists (as one needs to appreciate the relationship between background and foreground sound, for example)
  3. For electronic musicians (as it relates to the way timbres interact)
  4. To planners and architects (as the sound is part of the atmosphere of a place and affects social responses).
  5. Sound artist - (as an act of attentive listening as part of a preparatory methodology)
  6. Everyone and anyone, (as an act of `ear cleaning`, a space of time to slow down and focus on the reality of sound in the present, to reset, refresh and re-engage) 

The Listening Room: Sonic Gaze is facilitated by Phil Morton & Robin Hartwell
email soundwalk@philmorton.co.uk
Phil Morton mob 07999518582

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22 July 2019

phonography ::: field recording ::: the art of sound-hunting ::: open your ears and listen
  • #684: 2019.07.21 [john wanzel]
    this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the united states by john wanzel. 'in motion', is a new sound collage made specifically for framework:afield that featuring field and foley recordings, voice, computer-based polyphonic synthesization, and digital audio manipulation. The broadcast re-mixes segments from the Blind Spot radio program with sonic material from the stopGOstop podcast, recontextualizing and filtering the audio to emphasize and articulate the cause and effect of motion.
  • #683: 2019.07.14
    i think everything in this edition is available is available as a download, and some as physical releases as well - i guess we're nearing the point where i don't need to say that anymore, and soon enough it will be assumed that all releases are also available in virtual form. are we there already? mark vernon's latest work is the most format-specific here, released on cassette, and composed from the sounds of found cassettes corroded by sea and sand at an abandoned holiday resort. kayaka's virtual-only release, constructed from field recordings, harp, synth and spoken word, makes a good companion to mark's rusty sounds, and sala's 'natural' drone from a lithuanian forest, contributed to the aporee soundmaps, provides a soothing contrast. also along for the ride are a few more of biodiversita's soundscapes, concrete compositions from sophie delafontaine, and a framework introduction recorded for us in sweden by longtime listener and contributor anders östberg.
  • #682: 2019.07.07 [aural tectonics]
    The following broadcast contains a sequence of binaural ambiences culled from The Hague's urban environment. The piece forms an interlinked trajectory from The Hague Central Station to the Scheveningen coast, creating a meandering aural section through the cities urban ambiences. Each zone along the trajectory is explored by an individual recordist reacting upon the inherent qualities of their site. The resulting work reveals not only a range of atmospheres but also a polyphony of auditory approaches to urban sounding. [...]
  • #681: 2019.06.30
    summer has truly begun, and i am on the road! so i am writing this playlist in a hurry, and very early. therefore the progress report info above might not be entirely up to date, and i haven't got a lot to say other than this show sounds great! enjoy it! [...]
  • #680: 2019.06.23 [david clarke]
    this edition of framework:afield, entitled the river killers, has been produced in the uk by david clarke, aka iamthehow. for more information see http://www.iamthehow.com. [...]