Heritage and Place

Exploring place and memory, our research seeks to better understand the spaces we inhabit and how processes of audio recording, sound design, photogrammetry, LIDAR digital capture and reconstruction can reveal new insights about where we are and how we identify with both natural spaces and the built environment.

  • 6-7/12: Wondering for Resonances

    Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert Series Venue: The Queen Anne Undercroft Date: 6 and 7 December 2023 Time: 7pm (performance 1), 8.30pm (performance 2) Entry: £5, booking is required Electroacoustic Composer and Researcher, Giulia Vismara presents “Wondering for Resonances”. This site-specific performance with the IKO loudspeaker and Captivate’s 3D scanning, is the culmination of a residency in the Queen Anne Undercroft,…

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  • The Record Store and Black Music

    A major new project that explores the cultural impact of UK independent record stores that specialised in Black music from 1950 onwards, has been launched. 2Funky Arts has been awarded a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, to explore this fascinating subject. ‘The Record Store & Black…

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  • CAPTIVATE

    Spatial Modelling Research Group Captivate uses remote sensing technologies to build high fidelity digital models of cultural heritage for conservation, museological and pedagogical purposes. Recent models include:

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  • Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert Series

    Immersive acoustic experiences through programmed concerts of multichannel sound design and electroacoustic music We frequently host concerts, screenings and talks showcasing the work of students, staff and international experts in the field. These concerts are open to the public and give our students the opportunity to be heard alongside world leading artists. The Loudspeaker Orchestra…

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  • A Sonic Palimpsest: Revisiting Chatham Historic Dockyards

    Exploring the use of sound in heritage contexts The project seeks to investigate the role of sound in influencing our experience of spaces and places, focusing on heritage sites and using the Chatham Historic Dockyard as a case study. This project will explore how sound can be utilised within heritage contexts to immerse and engage…

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  • Reconfiguring the Landscape

    (Norwegian Artistic Research Project)  ‘Reconfiguring the Landscape’ is a three-year Norwegian Artistic Research Project hosted at the Norwegian Academy for Music in Oslo with international collaborators across Europe (IRCAM, Paris; Univeristy of Greenwich, London; IEM, Graz; EMS, Stockholm). The project investigates how 3-D electroacoustic composition and sound-art can evoke and provoke a new awareness of…

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  • 21/06: Sonic Habitats

    Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert Series with Touch Venue: Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Crossrail Place, London E14 5AB Date: 21 June 2023 Time: 7pm Entry: Free, booking is required An evening with Touch, listening to the IKO loudspeaker amongst exotics plants in the Roof Garden’s amphitheatre. Join sound artist Bethan Kellough as we follow motions and contours of winds, waves and other…

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  • 17/05: Resonant Chamber

    Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert Series with Aproxima Arts Venue: Brunel Museum Date: 17 May 2023 Time: 7pm Entry: £5, booking is required Deep underground where the water crosses land, we enter a subterranean space of brick, concrete and iron. This industrial artefact, he world’s first caisson, offers an echo of labours, of sweat and of ambition stands as a silent…

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