The Ancient Greeks described place using three methods: geos, topos, and choros. Of these only Ptolemy's geography, a geometric approach to algorithmic map generation, has survived to any extent. This paper describes the elided concepts, proposing them as integral to establishing a rich conceptual framework for critique of contemporary sonic practice.
I am please to announce this forthcoming residency on São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal, as part of Invisible Places 2017. My sounding of the island will produce recordings, poetic texts, and lens-based work. I especially anticipate fruitful collaborations with other resident artists.
"Sacred Spaces" is the latest collaborative project from Cities and Memory. My contribution was created from Melissa Pons' recording of a church congregation in Sweden, made in the moments before the organ processional. She writes: "I have been fascinated by what happens in a room where the audience is waiting for the music to start". What exists in the space before listening?