John Levack Drever

John Levack Drever: Where Field and Built Sound Synthesise
Freitag, 20. Januar 2012, 19 Uhr, Daimlerstrasse 32, Frankfurt am Main

Drever will discuss methods and fieldcraft related to environmental sound recording and editing, with particular reference to his work Ochlophonics Hong Kong, a sonic study on the auditory experience of living and coping in a crowded, postcolonial, ultra-modern city soundscape. The talk will reference concepts from acoustics, acoustic ecology, sociology and ecological urbanism pertinent to urban soundscape design.

John Levack Drever is a sonic artist and soundscape researcher who focuses on the minutiae of everyday soundscapes, background noise and human utterance. His practice bridges arts practice, environmental acoustics and noise control, and social sciences. He is a Senior Lecturer in Composition and head of the Unit for Sound Practice Research at Goldsmiths, University of London. His works range from the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (1999) to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (2002). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. Current research is concerned with the impact of sound design on vulnerable groups.

This talk is given in the context of techno +: Building Sound Machines, a workshop organised by "Post" during the lecture programme at Städelschule Frankfurt am Main.