In the Field 2

4 Jul 2024 – 6 Jul 2024

Regular hours

Thu, 04 Jul
10:00 – 18:00
Fri, 05 Jul
10:00 – 18:00
Sat, 06 Jul
10:00 – 18:00

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In the Field 2
A three day event exploring the themes, issues and practices of contemporary field recording.

Dates: 4, 5, 6 July 2024
Venue: In person at London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6SB and online


Following on from our previous call for contributions we are delighted to announce In The Field 2 an event exploring the themes, issues and practices of contemporary field recording. Over three days, through peer-reviewed presentations, workshops, sound and video works, we will share multi-disciplinary perspectives on practices, methods and theoretical approaches from over eighty international presenters. 

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Tickets are strictly limited, early booking is required.

Indicative panels are as follows (NB this is subject to change) : 

Thursday 4 July 2024

Hearing Criticalities: Layers in Space and Time

Capturing and Releasing Lifeworlds

Placing the Field 

Memory Machines: Inclusion, Ethics, Authenticity 

Interference, Energy, Technology, Polyphony

Friday 5 July 2024 (includes parallel sessions)

Sonic Ethnographies and Subjectivities

Acoustic Witnessing 

Audio Channels: Swarms, Streams, Samples, Dummy Heads 

The Social Lives of Sounds 

Sensory Collaborations

Amplification, Attention, Reception 

Listening, Relistening, Reflecting, Resisting

Performing Archives, Hearing Histories, Tuning Technologies

Saturday 6 July 2024

Concrete and Abstract: Pressing Record and Activating Collections 

Localities and Elsewheres

Bodies, Care and Ghosts

There will also be a workshop programme and a listening room and video screening room available throughout the event

In the Field 2 follows on from the international 2013 symposium of the same name, organised by CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice), University of the Arts London in collaboration with the British Library. While the 2013 event mapped contemporary practices and their historical precedents, In the Field 2 will investigate how the practice of field recording has changed in the intervening decade of escalating ecological, political, social and financial challenges.


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