Sunday, 19 September 2010

Field Studies 2010.

This last week I took part in a Field Studies Workshop being run by London Metropolitan University.

The course was designed to give people of all ages and backgrounds, from Architects to Musicians an opportunity to gain knowledge and hands on experience in using Field Recording equipment.

The students of the course was split into 3 groups, who were each given a number of listening exercises and theories, before identifying locations within the city which would have and interesting sound environment to study. The groups would gather recordings from their chosen location(s) and then compose these recordings into a composition to play to the rest of the workshop.

My group decided to study the Barbican. I personally took interest in the crowded area's including the Foyer, the general library and the Garden Canteen on the fourth floor. Here is a sample I made from the Foyer of the building.

Foyer of the Barbican by Audious

Over the 4 days we received lectures from all 3 of the tutors with an insight into the work they had done in the past. The Lecturers included John Drever, Marc Behrens and Justin Bennett.

The course was great fun and the information and experience that was gained over the 4 days was well worth the £150.

For more information on the course and the lecturers click here