Curation notes for Tutorials and Workshops

December 2, 2008 at 9:14 pm (Tutorials & Workshops)

My tutorials have been extremely important this unit. Andy has helped me resolve any issues and concerns I have had throughout, whether they be theoretical, practical or circumstantial. Cheers Andy! 🙂

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Tutorial Report & Feedback Form

November 14, 2008 at 11:00 am (Tutorials & Workshops)

Issues discussed/Subject:

After losing my work ( through robbery), is my Big Ben piece on my blog enough to constitute a prototype?

Yes, it’s been well documented from the initial conception of the idea to the final developments within MaxMSP.


Clarify what I need to write for the intrim report.


In the intrim report I have to talk about what has changed about my project from initial proposal and why. It doesn’t have to be written in the Harvard style, with references, it’s more my opinion and things learnt through the development of my work.

e.g. 1) My methodology of using the journey to find a space has also become a composition in itself. 2) Sound should be dominant, visuals minimal.


I feel as though my project will still change over the next few months as I begin my journeys again and start gathering my material again from ‘nothing’ (after losing my work!) – is this change, possibility of new directions okay post-Xmas?


Yes, embrace the change for you shouldn’t block the natural development of an idea, otherwise the idea will become stagnant.


Post-MA, Phd / continued research – what are my options?  

Continued research is supposed to be contributing to new knowledge, it is a very specifically defined research project. (e.g. one element or aspect of your Ma proposal explored in depth). You should look at existing sound phd’s.

In regards to the proposal itself, think about positioning yourself (your research) perhaps in between two areas of research (e.g. sound/space audio/architecture).

Funding from AHRC – deadlines in Feb/Mar though.

I can do it part-time, 4-8years.

Post-research you can stay in academia, teaching, get involved with KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) – research/industry cross-over. e.g I could direct a research project towards film-sound, then try and get into industry that way.

Talk to David Toop at LCC, Barbara, Matthew (in research) for more info.


Deadline for Unit 2 assessment is 3rd December


Curate blog by Monday/Tuesday (1st/2nd) – show your path through research/project 


Get in touch with Ian Bromilow

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Problem; Working with Space

September 24, 2008 at 9:53 pm (Tutorials & Workshops)

With the intrim show approaching I’ve begun thinking about where to install my work.

I will have two finished works to show, the Big Ben piece and Window Music. One of the main thing I need to consider for the installation is how my work (being sound based) will affect other artists work. I don’t want my work to intrude in to their space. This fact is slightly troubling as there aren’t many spaces within the Wilson Road building where this is possible! Off the top of my head I can think of 4 that may be workable; the room at the bottom of the basement stairs (leading to Digital Art studio), the stairs which connect the ground floor to the top level (where the conservation, graphic design studios are), the room at the end of the corridor (formerly inhabited by Andy!) and the long corridor which leads to the stairs going down to the Digital Art studio.

This problem extends beyond the intrim show to the final show! Working with sonic space is a key part of my project (stereo field, acoustics, loudness, etc) and because of this I would very much like to work with a specific space/s within the building. This creates a problem. Last year the final show was curated from April (I think) onwards, when the locations of everyones work was decided. I will need to work closely with my space/s before this, adapting my compositions to the acoustics.

The other problem is loudness! (which I hinted at above) My work is not about just listening to a composition, it’s about experiencing them. To me sound is at its most powerful when it becomes physical, that’s why I take great joy traveling around London’s bustling soundscape. Without the freedom to play with loudness and portray parts of the soundscape as it as, I fear my work will lose a lot of its dynamics and detail.

I’ll talk to Andy about this tommorow!

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Sound Workshop

May 8, 2008 at 8:41 pm (Tutorials & Workshops)

I will write more about the sound workshop I did on 30th April when I get a chance. In the meantime:

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