The project has been awarded an AHRC grant and is run by Dr. Salomé Voegelin (PI), Reader in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication, UAL, and Co-I Dr. Anna Barney, Professor in Biomedical Acoustic Engineering at Southampton University.
Salomé Voegelin and Anna Barney would like to warmly invite individuals and schools to engage in our monthly changing questions around listening.
Your answers will be collected by the project team, and will be vital in giving us insights into how you listen, and how you interpret what you hear.
This in turn will allow us to understand and evaluate listening in relation to knowledge, communication and how we live.
What is Listening?
Recording Lung Sounds
Litmann 3M electronic stethoscope for recording lung and heart sounds. The blue dots indicate where to place the stethoscope to record lungs sounds related to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Image provided by Anna Barney.
Mark Peter Wright, 2015. Microphone, cable, welding wire, acoustic foam, recorder. This ongoing sculptural series situates microphones within a necromediatic context of surveillance, parasites and horror. The sculptures connect technology, human and nonhuman materialities and posit the microphone as an agential performer, one whose consequent representations (recordings) forge a pathway towards monstrous potentiality rather than any singular notion of the real.
Participatory Mapping Exercise
Muki Haklay; participatory mapping and listening to local community participants’ perceptions of UCL, 2010 (project funded by UCL Public Engagement Unit).
As part of this second event the participants will visit the anechoic and reverberant chambers in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton University, and will be given a demonstrations in audiology.
The Large Anechoic Room at ISVR
This is one of the largest anechoic rooms in the country. It was extensively refurbished during 1995/96 and the original polyurethane foam wedges were replaced with glass fibre wedges.
The skills lab
The skills lab is part of the Hearing & Balance Centre and is primarily used to train audiologists.