Over the past 10 years, Lawrence English has been one of the leading international voices in field recording. Working extensively across the world, from Antarctica to the Outback and the Amazon to Japan, his recordings display an utterly personal approach informed equally by technique, theoretical investigations and aesthetic interests. It is these unique approaches to field recording that form the basis of this masterclass. The Radical Listener sees Lawrence English elucidate the specific techniques of field recording and listening he employs in his work.
Read Lawrence English’s Beginner’s Guide To Field Recording at Fact Magazine here.
Lawrence English invites a small group of participants to undertake a more detailed examination of field recording and participate in a field trip with him. The workshop lasts approximately 2 hours and includes an examination of technical and aesthetic considerations when approaching field recordings. It also examines the role of listening in how field recordings are constructed, executed and ultimately shared with others. In order to participate in the workshop, participants are obliged to take part in The Radical Listener Masterclass with Lawrence English on August 24, 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
For the workshop, please bring a pair of headphones, also a recording device of any time; phones, cassette recorders, digital recordings, all are welcome. Tickets for the workshop cost 30$ (taxes included) and are available at the link below.
Meeting: Friday, August 24 - 3:45 pm at the ticket office of the Monument-National, in the lobby.
These events take place in English