The Radical Ear! project aims to create sound installations/archives and maps through a series of workshops where participants get the necessary expertise from the fields of field recording, sound documentation, manipulation of field recordings and sound archiving. Through collaboration with mentors and other participants they will learn to organize field recording materials and contextualize them. The results of the workshops will be presented at the SONICA festival 2017.
In this edition, organized in collaboration with SHAPE on the 7th of August, artist Lawrence English introduced participants to specific techniques of listening and recording which he is using in his work, too. The introductory theoretical part was followed by a field walk with listening and field recording.
In the last decade Lawrence English has become one of the leading international figures in field recording. He has been since working all over the world, from Antarctica to Japan.
All pictures by Katja Goljat.