Field Recording Workshop: A Practical Introduction to Environmental Sound Recording – 29/10/2016


In association with the concurrent survey of work by Spanish artist Francisco López, we are excited to invite participation in a day of field recording, workshopping, and discussion with Dr. Reuben Derrick, an expert in the theory and practice of field recording.

Derrick’s doctoral dissertation, ‘Acoustic Illuminations: Recorded Space as Soundscape Composition’, drew upon field recording and improvisation, and featured locations in New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka, and this day of hands-on recording has been designed to compliment themes of listening, composition, place, and embodiment present in the work of Francisco López.


Please see below for Dr. Derrick’s description of the programme:

Field Recording Workshop: A Practical Introduction to Environmental Sound Recording

Field/location recording is now a highly accessible and rapidly growing practice. This hands-on workshop will introduce some of its many applications, strategies and techniques with particular focus on a style of creative practice in which listening is a compositional activity. Participants will explore nearby locations to make their own recordings. These will be edited and presented to the rest of the group.  

Participants will need to bring headphones and portable recording devices (almost anything that records sound is fine, eg. smartphones with a suitable recording app, dictaphones, handheld or professional recorders/microphones). 

Some equipment may be provided by the Audio Foundation.


Saturday 29 October, 11am at Audio Foundation
$10 per person. Please email to book a spot.

For information about Snippets and Excerpts: Francisco López, 1980 – 2014, please see: