Voice in field recording based practices

Garrelfs, Iris. 2022. 'Voice in field recording based practices'. In: Sonic Cartography: Soundscape, Simulation and Re-enactment. University of Kent, United Kingdom 28 - 30 October 2022. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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In 2013, Barry Truax observed that “The human voice … is arguably central to acoustic communication and our interaction with the world” (Truax 2013 p. 61). Despite this claim, made about a decade ago, the use of the human voice in field-recording based practices is still not often discussed.

This paper focusses on the human voice in field recording based practices, its role in mapping specific locales. How do voices contribute to how we hear places on the one hand, and to how we convey place on the other? How do we make use of other's people's voices? How do we handle our own utterances in this process?

To explore these questions the author will take her own work as a point of departure, touching on historical contact points and exploring current practice and thinking.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music > Unit for Sound Practice Research


30 October 2022Completed

Event Location:

University of Kent, United Kingdom

Date range:

28 - 30 October 2022

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Date Deposited:

10 Jun 2024 15:50

Last Modified:

10 Jun 2024 15:50



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