The Sound-Considered City Advice Note

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


How do we hear the city? Why do cities sound like they do? What are sonic places? To celebrate the publication of Peter Cusack’s Berlin Sonic Places: A Brief Guide, CRiSAP invites you to City Sonic Places: experiencing the urban soundscape, an event exploring artistic and planning interventions into city soundscapes. Prior to the symposium a specially commissioned programme of sound art interventions will take place around the Elephant & Castle, exploring the city and it's sonic places. The commissioned artists; Alicia Jane Turner, Brigitte Hart, David Bloor, Debbie Kent, Maja Zećo, Richard Allen and Shanti Suki Osman. The symposium presentations will consider how we hear the cities in which we live and what kinds of sonic interventions might be possible or desirable in contemporary urban environments. The guest speakers are; Sam Auinger (founder of O & A known for large scale public sound installations); Lisa Lavia (Managing Director of the Noise Abatement Society); Gascia Ouzounian (musicologist and co-director of Recomposing the City) & Dr Sarah Lappin (architect and co-director of Recomposing the City) and artist/musician Peter Cusack (CRiSAP, London College of Communication) who will also give a unique Berlin Sonic Places solo performance.
Period02 Feb 2018
Event titleCity Sonic Places: experiencing the urban soundscape
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational