Field Recording and Phonography

© P. Cusack

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© P. Cusack

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Field Recording and Phonography

Workshop
March 11 - 12, 2006

This workshop, presented as part of a tour, is an initiative of DAÏMÕN with participating centres AVATAR (Québec), SÉQUENCE (Saguenay) as well as OBORO (Montréal).

"Successful field recording means paying close attention to the immediate environment and its sounds. So listening more consciously than normal and discussing what one hears inevitably plays a vital role in all workshops. The aim is to build up listening skills and an awareness of the soundscape, as well as dealing with recording techniques and technology. Exploring the sounds of the local neighbourhood is very important and common to all workshops. Even places that are thoroughly familiar produce some genuine surprises and unexpected discoveries when heard afresh. This is one of the joys of field recording." [P.C]

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Thanks to the Programme de visites d'artistes étrangers du Service des arts médiatiques du Conseil des arts du Canada.

Peter Cusack

Peter Cusack is a sound artist/recordist and musician with special interests in environmental sound and acoustic ecology. Current activities range from song writing, through improvised music, to research on how sound contributes to our sense(s) of place and recording projects which document areas of special sonic interest – most recently Lake Baikal, Siberia, and the Azerbaijan oil fields. Currently he is involved in 'Sound & the City', the British Council's sound art project for Beijing, October 2005.