​Radical Ear 02: Lawrence English/Radical Listener​
Masterclass of field recording
MoTA Lab, Ljubljana
7 August 2017 10.30 am
Free admission. Number of participants is limited.
Apply to mota.museum(at)gmail.com with the Subject: Radical Ear 02.

The Radical Ear! project aims to create sound installations/archives and maps through a series of workshops

where participants get the necessary expertise from the fields of field recording, sound documentation, manipulation of field recordings and sound archiving. Through collaboration with mentors and other participants they will learn to organize field recording materials and contextualize them. The results of the workshops will be presented at the SONICA festival 2017.

Together with the field recording workshops which are organized in collaboration with Humanist association of  Goriška region – DHG this year, participants will get the introductory theoretical and practical knowledge from the various aspects of field recording. The first part of workshops will take place at the festival City of book 2017 in Nova Gorica, while during the summer three practical workshops will be held in Ljubljana on behalf of MoTA. The results of both workshops will be presented at SONICA festival 2017.
Lawrence English will introduce participants to specific techniques of listening and recording which he is using in his work, too. The introductory theoretical part will be followed by a field walk with listening and field recording.
This workshop has been presented on many festivals and universities: Unsound (Poland), Resonant Forms (Los Angeles), Substrata (Seattle) and Harvard (Boston) among others. The workshop is designed for up to 15 participants. They can bring whichever recording equipment – from mobile phones to professional recording equipment.
​About the mentor:
In the last decade Lawrence English has become one of the leading international figures in field recording. He has been since working all over the world, from Antarctica to Japan. His recordings reflect a personal attitude
accompanied by a supreme technical performance. English is the owner of the label Room40 which published some of the most important ambiental albums of all times, i.e. Keith Fullertone Whitman and Tim Hecker. He has just published a new album entitled Cruel Optimism which he describes as a protest against the refugee crisis, Donald Trump, the use of sound weapons and current predictions for our future.
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