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In the Field: The Art of Field Recording

Cathy Lane & Angus Carlyle

ISBN 978 0 9568559 6 1


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This is a unique and important collection of interviews with contemporary sound artists who use field recording in their work. From its early origins in wildlife sound and in ethnographic research, field recording has expanded over the last few decades into a diverse range of practices which explore and investigate aspects of the lived environment, from the microscopic to the panoramic, through the medium of recorded sound. These conversations explore the fundamental issues that underlie the development of field recording as the core of their activity. Recurring themes include early motivations, aesthetic preferences, the audible presence of the recordist and the nature of the field.

“Sound emerges from this book as a fluid, expressive and highly descriptive medium to work with… 
a fantastic place to discover your own sonic niche.”

Rob St John, Caught by the River

“…will raise awareness of listening, issues in the world soundscape, and place you inside a world of sound.”
John F. Barber, Leonardo Online

Conversations with:
Andrea Polli, Annea Lockwood, Antye Greie, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Christina Kubisch, Davide Tidoni, Felicity Ford, Francisco López, Hildegard Westerkamp, Hiroki Sasajima, Ian Rawes, Jana Winderen, Jez Riley French, Lasse-Marc Riek, Manuela Barile, Peter Cusack, Steven Feld, Viv Corringham

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