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POLYproject 4: Writing Trees, Wednesday 19 February, 8:30pm

Posted on 18/02/2014


David Dunn is a composer who primarily engages in site-specific interactions or research-oriented activities. Much of his work is focused upon listening strategies and technologies for environmental sound monitoring in both aesthetic and scientific contexts. As a pioneer in the fields of acoustic ecology, bioacoustics, interspecies communication, and scientific sonification, he has composed a body of experimental musical work while contributing to projects as diverse as sensory enhancement of healthcare environments, intervention strategies for forest and agricultural pests, and investigation into the ultrasonic world beyond human hearing.

Will Montgomery teaches contemporary poetry at Royal Holloway, University of London and makes electronic music, sound art and field recordings. His musical pieces explore aural texture and narrative. He also constructs compositions from sequences of treated or untreated field recordings. He is interested in the acoustics of the built environment, particularly London. He has released three full-length CDs: Water Blinks (Selvageflame, 2005); non-collaboration [with Heribert Friedl] (nonvisualobjects, 2008); and Legend [with Brian Marley] (Entr’Acte, 2009). A piece assembled from recordings made on the Heygate estate in south London is released on vinyl by Winds Measure early in 2011 and his realisation of a score by Manfred Werder is out on Cathnor.

Carol Watts lives in London. Her poetry includes Wrack (Reality Street Editions, 2007), chapbooks When blue light falls (Oystercatcher, 2008, 2010), this is red (Torque Press, 2009) and brass, running (Equipage, 2006), and alphabetise, a book of prose chronicles exhibited in the Text Festival in 2005, now an eBook (Intercapillary Editions). A new collection, Occasionals, is forthcoming from Reality Street in 2011. Her recent work also involves mixed media – photography, drawing and collage. Horrid Massacre: A Récit, a sequence told through shopping receipts, is currently online in part at Ekleksographia. In 2009 she worked with choreographer Kate Johnson and film maker Roswitha Chesher on a live voice/dance collaboration, In the Fold at the Laban in London. She co-directs the Birkbeck Centre for Poetics and is director of the Voiceworks project.



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