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Sonic Environments will run from Sunday 10th July until Monday 11th July
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Monday, July 11 • 13:30 - 15:00
Sonic Environments Papers 5 (stream A)

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Nigel Frayne

Re-imagining a site-specific soundscape design project into a sonic art performance space.

Over the past 20 years or more I have been mostly involved the world of design, creating functional soundscapes in public spaces; zoos, memorials, architectural precincts and more. To assist my own comprehension of my activities I contend that design is about working with materials and art is about working with ideas. This distinction, while artificial and notional, recognises the very different qualities and performance parameters pertaining to each domain. This presentation intends to exemplify these differences in a discussion about the creation of the sound work, ‘What U might have heard..’ 

Merate Barakat - An Architectural Approach to The Soundwalk Method

A series of on-site surveys are conducted to observe possible qualitative aural pattern formations by using spatial measurements as fundamental parameters. The method assimilates the Soundwalk technique and the Relative Approach from the fields of soundscape and psychoacoustics, respectively. Soundwalking is an in situ technique typically used in soundscape research that can be designed to satisfy different research aims. It is a method that is highly dependent on the participating listener and the expected results. The Relative Approach is a method that considers the human response. These two site analysis methods are integrated within a customary architectural site-survey proposed to map the sonic morphology of urban spaces. 

Camilla Hannan -  Independent Artist 

F words: Feminism and field recording.

Is there such a thing as the female ear? What role does gender play in the genre of field recording?
If the field recordist objectifies the landscape in the same way that women are conventionally objectified, how is this reflected in the genre of field recording and associated sound art? And what are the implications when a woman becomes the protagonist in the landscape?

A gendered relationship between recordist and landscape impacts not only on the field recording process but also on the resulting project. It also reveals broader implications for the genre. Hannan will discuss her own practice in light of these considerations of gender. She argues that her preferences for site specific and radiophonic works are a result of these relationships. 



Lindsay Vickery

Edith Cowan University|Perth|Western Australia|Australia

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Nigel Frayne

Director, Resonant Designs
Soundscape design for public spaces | World Forum for Acoustic Ecology | Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology | | BIO: | Mr Nigel Frayne | Bachelor of Arts (Music) LaTrobe University, Melbourne | Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Music Technology, LaTrobe University, Melbourne | Director, Resonant Designs P/L., Melbourne | | Nigel Frayne is a Soundscape and Electroacoustic Designer with a background as a musician, sound engineer, and theatre... Read More →

Monday July 11, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
Ian Hanger Recital Hall 2.10 Queensland Conservatorium

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