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‘In the Field’ – A Field Recording Symposium

IN THE FIELD‘ is a two day international symposium exploring the art and craft of field recording which will be held at the British Library Conference Centre, London, on February 15th and 16th. It will open up and explore the practice, art and craft of field recording through a series of panel presentations, listenings and screenings. Starting from the early days of field recording the symposium aims to relate the multitude of contemporary field recording practices to their historical precedents and investigate issues in contemporary practices. These include: How field recordings are distributed to and heard by an audience; Recording the unheard; Mapping the urban; and questioning the extended nature of the field in a digital networked  landscape.


The symposium is a collaboration between CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice) and the British Library and part of the Sounds of Europe Project with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

A galaxy of people synonymous with field recording will be contributing to the symposium and, if you’ll forgive a little shameless advertising, so will I. I shall be speaking about my work recording and archiving the contemporary sounds of Paris – the sound tapestry of a city on the cusp of huge change.

This promises to be a great event so if you’re interested you can click onto WWW.CRISAP.ORG to get the booking information.

I hope you can make it, it would be great to see you.