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The Radical Listener with Lawrence English

  • The Resonance Box 5255 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55417 United States (map)

Over the past 10 years, Lawrence English has been one of the leading international voices in field recording. Working extensively across the world, from Antarctica to the Outback and the Amazon to Japan, his recordings display an utterly personal approach informed equally by technique, theoretical investigations and aesthetic interests. It is these unique approaches to field recording that form the basis of this masterclass. The Radical Listener sees Lawrence English guide participants through the specific techniques of field recording and listening he employs in his work. The Radical Listener has been presented at numerous festivals and universities including Unsound (Poland), Resonant Forms (Los Angeles), Substrata (Seattle), Brown University (Rhode Island) and as a lecture at the University Of Porto (Portugal), Harvard (Boston) and many other locations.

Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, Englishs work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.