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Dates: 8pm Tuesdays 19th Jan - 9th Feb


Sound Art & Social History is a series of four, one hour workshops. The sessions will give an introduction to sound art and its potential to investigate and present social history. Through listening, discussion and practical tasks over Zoom, the participants will explore the medium in an interactive and accessible way.

There will be an emphasis on exploring the use of field recordings and interviews in sound art and soundscape composition. Participants will be encouraged to make recordings on their phones and explore the sound in their own surroundings.

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SAM BLAND is a sound artist, composer, workshop leader and activist based in South East London. Sam is interested in radical history, audio voyeurism and community education. These themes are hugely present in his work, which frequently explores social history from below. His sound art often combines interviews, field recordings and electronics.

  • EP04: Sound Manipulation
    09 Feb 2021, 20:00 – 21:00 GMT
    Live Zoom session
    An exciting interactive final workshop in which participants will be introduced to studio techniques and create their own sound art.
  • EP03: The Voice
    02 Feb 2021, 20:00 – 21:00 GMT
    Live Zoom session
    We will listen to archive recordings of secretly recorded family discussions and gatherings, horse races and music compilations on cassette tapes and discuss how tapes like these can aid our understanding of sound art and social history.
  • EP02: Field Recording
    26 Jan 2021, 20:00 – 21:00 GMT
    Live Zoom session
    We will explore the art of field recording by examining different recording techniques and taking part in a short interactive task.
  • EP01 An Introduction
    19 Jan 2021, 20:00 GMT – 20 Jan 2021, 21:00 GMT
    Live Zoom session
    Discussing and interacting with the sound 'object'. Discussing and listening to sound art within the context of social history.