‘Sounds of Europe’ is a project that acknowledges and follows the increase of field recording activity in music, art and sciences in recent years. By field recording activity we mean an artistic practice working with the accidental sounds of our environment. Our aim is to draw up an overall picture of the many different ways of using field recordings, and to explore their signification and effect.
The project has been initiated by Q-O2 (workspace for experimental music and sound art/ Brussels), MTG (Music Technology Group/University Barcelona) / Sons de Barcelona , IRZU (Institute for Sonic Arts Research/Ljubljana) and CRISAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice /University London). Together with associated partners, we’ll set up activities and artistic projects which explore the sounds of the world, thereby stimulating an exchange of experiences, results, and understandings of sound and listening.
12/29/2012 · Marinos
This, last, blog of mine, discusses two artists living in Thessaloniki.
Dimitris Damaskos is a composer of electronic music and improviser. Along with Haris Koutsokostas they have formed the duo ‘Ton’. They are very interested in field-recordings, not for representation, but as valid musical events on their own sake. In ton’s last album they extensively used field-recordings, that they process and juxtapose with synthetic ones, in order to construct artificial soundscapes, that achieve to enlarge and accentuate a given sonic environment, according to their words.
Aimilia Karapostoli is an architect interested in soundscapes and the correlation of environmental sound with sensory design and architecture. She is pursuing her PhD in the University of Thessaloniki, researching the aforementioned. She is interested in the ways environmental sound can complement or enhance the architectural experience of a space. Aimilia’s field-recordings are rather research oriented, focused primarily on her academic and professional interests, albeit, she does believe in their artistic potential, even if she does not necessarily regard herself as a sound-artist.