Seven traces of listening experiences. each uses sections of durational recordings gathered over the past decade and isi ntended not as a passive meditation but rather as an active challenge to the imposed perception and translation of place, and our continued use of all environments.
JEZ RILEY FRENCH uses intuitive composition, field recording, improvisation and photography in an emotive response to places and situations in a career as an artist that spans almost 4 decades. Alongside performances, exhibitions, installations he also lectures and runs workshops around the world on various aspects of sound culture including located sound / field recording, the act and art of listening and their roles in contemporary explorative sound arts. Jez develops and builds specialist microphones now widely used in all areas of sound culture, curates the ‘engraved glass’ label, the ‘a quiet position’ series of online releases / forums exploring the broad ideas surrounding field recording as a primary art of sound / sound art, and the online zine 'verdure engraved'