Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Extended Phonography: Experiencing place through sound, a multi-sensorial approach

  • Matilde Meireles (a1)
Abstract

In this article I propose the use of extended phonography as an integrated practice which offers the opportunity to overcome the fragmentation of the senses inherent in field recording. I outline how listening across practices empowers both recordist and audience to experience a richer engagement with the recorded environment. Furthermore, I introduce new forms of articulating the experience of place and its relationship to sound, by highlighting the conceptual framework of two of my contrasting works, the site/context-specific projects Moving Still: 1910 Avenida Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and X Marks the Spot. These works, both artistic and discursive, are a direct outcome of my practice of extended phonography. Through them, I attempt to address the need for a vocabulary that mirrors the new aesthetics arising in sound art and further expand the practice of field recording.

Copyright
Corresponding author
Email: mmeireles01@qub.ac.uk
References
Hide All
Amirkhanian, C., Krause, B. and Murch, W. 2013. Surrounded by Soundscapes: Charles Amirkhanian, Bernie Krause, Walter Murch. (accessed 15 January 2014).
Barthes, R. 1977. Image, Music, Text. London: Fontana Press.
Campany, D. 2008. Photography and Cinema. Reaktion Books.
Caux, J. 2012. Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari. Berlin and Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press.
Chion, M. 1994. Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen, ed. and trans. C. Gorbman. New York: Columbia University Press.
Cox, T. 2014. Sonic Wonderland: A Scientific Odyssey of Sound. London: Bodley Head.
Demers, J. 2010. Listening Through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music. New York: Oxford University Press.
English, L. 2014. A Beginner’s Guide to Field Recording. www.factmag.com/2014/11/18/a-beginners-guide-to-field-recording/ (accessed 3 December 2014).
Ingold, T. 2007. Against Soundscape. In A. Carlyle (ed.) Autumn Leaves: Sound and the Environment in Artistic Practice. Paris: Double Entrendre.
Lane, C. and Carlyle, A. 2013. In the Field: The Art of Field Recording. Devon: Uniformbooks.
Lippard, L. R. 1997. The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society. New York: New Press.
Negrão, M. 2014. 48Hz (exhibition catalogue). Exhibited at Platform Arts, Belfast, 28–30 March.
Pijanowski, B., Villanueva-Rivera, L., Dumyahn, S., Farina, A., Krause, B., Napoletano, B. et al. 2011. Soundscape Ecology: The Science of Sound in the Landscape. BioScience 61(3): 203216.
Sekula, A. 1978. Dismantling Modernism, Reinventing Documentary (Notes on the Politics of Representation). The Massachusetts Review 19(4): 859883.
Singer, B. 1989. Jeanne Dielman: Cinematic Interrogation and ‘Amplification’. Millennium Film Journal, Mythologie 22: 5675.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Organised Sound
  • ISSN: 1355-7718
  • EISSN: 1469-8153
  • URL: /core/journals/organised-sound
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 3
Total number of PDF views: 40 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 131 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 21st December 2017 - 18th June 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.