Solent

Today Southampton Solent University hosted a conference about Noise in Entertainment and Music.  It was a nice mix of attendees with acoustic consultants, musicians, sound engineers and environmental health officers.  The different perspectives allowed everyone to gain more of an insight into noise management for gigs.  I hadn’t known until today that: The Noise Council […]

SHO-ZYG

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an afternoon of talks on environmental sound at Goldsmiths University, hosted by the UK and Ireland Soundscape Community.  Two of the presentations which I found particularly interesting were by Max Dixon, who was responsible for implementing the London Mayor’s Ambient Noise Strategy, and Lisa Lavia, managing director of […]

Composition with recorded material from London soundscapes

A while ago I composed a set of five pieces under the heading ‘Foreign Objects’.  My intention was to juxtapose recorded natural and man-made sounds with synthesised instruments.  Each piece is set in a different environment, for instance No.1 is on the London Underground, and No.2 is at a building site: I have then taken […]