I had a very interesting day at Lancaster University yesterday hearing about situated composition. The speakers were:
Ximena Alarcón – UK-based Colombian sound artist and research fellow (UAL, CRiSAP – Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice)
Owen Chapman – Canadian sound artist, DJ, Associate Professor in Sound Production and Scholarship (Concordia University, Montreal)
Ron Herrema – UK-based American freelance composer, multimedia artist, and app developer
Linda O’Keeffe – UK-based Irish sound artist, Lecturer in Sound (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts)
Jen Southern – UK artist, Lecturer in Fine Art, Director Mobilities Lab (Lancaster University)
Samuel Thulin – Canadian sound artist and Visiting Researcher (Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University)
Matt Wand – UK Sound artist, freelance producer, sound designer, and music label owner
Check out their work.
During the afternoon, there was an opportunity to record sounds around the campus and to compose a brief piece. Despite the fact that I use an Apple Mac Pro and iMac, I don't actually possess an iPad. However, I had a chance to use one and had fun exploring the apps - especially Borderlands and Samplr. Very easy to use. I now want one...