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Sonic Gaze Group Merseyside

The Listening Room | Sonic Gaze Group | Soundwalks | Merseyside
Listening to architectural space: the sound of the built environment.

When was the last time you went somewhere just to hear the sounds?

The atmosphere of a place is created by sounds as well as vision.
Sounds are not usually static but come as events in time. 
How often do you pay attention to this? 
How does this affect our response to place?

Whether experienced as a private meditation or as collective silence SOUNDWALKS will refresh your ears and reset your sensual awareness of where you live, work or visit.

A ‘soundwalk’ is a practice: it is walking without talking, focusing on the sound around, focusing on the present moment. In a `Sonic Gaze` session, the participants are static, though the sounds could be mobile. Talking might come later.

Sonic Gaze will be of interest to;

  1. Musicians (as it involves listening to a sequence of sounds)
  2. To recording artists (as one needs to appreciate the relationship between background and foreground sound, for example)
  3. For electronic musicians (as it relates to the way timbres interact)
  4. To planners and architects (as the sound is part of the atmosphere of a place and affects social responses).
  5. Sound artist - (as an act of attentive listening as part of a preparatory methodology)
  6. Everyone and anyone, (as an act of `ear cleaning`, a space of time to slow down and focus on the reality of sound in the present, to reset, refresh and re-engage) 

The Listening Room: Sonic Gaze is facilitated by Phil Morton & Robin Hartwell
email soundwalk@philmorton.co.uk
Phil Morton mob 07999518582

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03 April 2020

phonography ::: field recording ::: the art of sound-hunting ::: open your ears and listen
  • #707: 2020.03.29 [tomasz pizio]
    this edition of framework:afield has been produced in quarantine in poland by tomasz pizio, and features sounds recently recorded (following social distancing guidelines) and contributed to the aporee maps documenting the change in global soundscapes due to the onset of the coronavirus, Covid-19. for more of tomasz' work see http://www.soundcloud.com/tomasz-pizio. [...]
  • #706: 2020.03.22
    our first regular edition from inside the quarantine - this week we featured a handful of recordings from the aporee soundmaps documenting the unusual reality we are all now living in, from a sonic perspective. giuseppe gavazza has been documenting the soundscapes during the lockdown in a series of recordings made in turin in northern italy. here we listen to recordings from his terrace, in this usually busy city, at sunrise (at the top of the show) and sunset (at the bottom). also, the calm of one of brussels' usually busy tourist destinations by flavien gillié. we'll keep our eyes on the maps for more recordings of interest to our current situation, and continue featuring them in the show. [...]
  • #705: 2020.03.15 [luís antero]
    these are strange times, and none of us around the world really knows what the next few weeks/months will bring. but this is a time when these digital communities we have built over these last couple of decades really become valuable. and as many of us will all have lots of time at home in the near term, hopefully framework's archives of over 700 hours of sounds from around the world can be of some comfort to our ears. this week, for example, while none of us can travel there, we can explore the beira serra region of portugal nonetheless. so now more than ever, open your ears and listen! [...]
  • #704: 2020.03.08 [IWD]
    this is a celebratory, all-woman international women's day takeover of framework radio. the concept, mixing and mastering of this show were shared by long-term framework radio contributors, jilliene sellner, and felicity (felix) ford. the show mixes field recordings, soundart and phonography from women around the world, mostly collected through an open call shared online. [...]
  • #703: 2020.03.01 [iris garrelfs]
    this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the uk, and features extracts from field recording based compositions created by phonography students at goldsmiths, university of london. each extract encapsulates the student’s individual approach to exploring some of issues encountered within field recording and soundscape composition practices. the original works are between 13min and 20min in length, and the show has been curated by iris garrelfs. [...]