reading loop, wasteland planning, sound art

The next reading loop (Wednesday, May 2nd, 7pm, Bloc studios) will be a more experimental workshop, thinking through how a wasteland might be re-thought (and perhaps re-made?) through sound. We’ll be asking not ‘What do we want to see in this space?’, but: ‘What do we want to hear in this space?’ The discussions will feed in to the broader project to develop a live project in a wasteland in the Shalesmoor area of Sheffield.

The session will be led by Adam Denton and Richard Moran.

There is no set text as such for this week; rather, we suggest a variety of materials into which you might like to dip your toes before we start sharing and discussing our ideas!

Notation as Art

Text scores by Christian Wolff

Sonic Art

Stockhausen and the serial shaping of space (particularly the first 74 pages) –

Urban experiments in soundart and sonic space
Interventionists User Manual

Michel de Certeau, Practices of Space

Jérôme Grivel

The French artist Jérôme Grivel will be coming to Sheffield to begin a 4-week residency in summer 2011.

A graduate of the prestigious Villa Arson in Nice, his practice explores the problematic of sound and its reception by the spectator. His work is voluntarily physical, aggressive and even violent, drawing its inspiration from the artistic culture of the 1970s and the functions and principles of noise. This music, born of an underground culture, assumes from the moment of its production the effect it has on listeners. The work is about taking spectators somewhere, whether they appreciate that or not. It’s about saturating spaces, producing a physical implication in that space in order to confront better the elements which surround us.