Oslo Research Visit

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The LxDII team recently visited Oslo to speak with project partner Trond Maag who works with Urbanidentity, a collaborative research group that emphasizes listening, in particular when performed during soundwalks, as vital to planning and designing the everyday city. We discussed the complexities of noise, architectural interventions and the method of soundwalking as an experiential … Continued

Centre for Speech Technology Research

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Mark Peter Wright recently spent an embedded period of time working with LxDII partner Prof. Simon King, director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh. Researchers at the centre are working on a plethora of speech synthesis related projects that include areas such as prosody, measuring cognitive load (the effort of listening) … Continued

Wellcome Collection Research Visit

Today we had an inspiring research visit to The Wellcome Collection in preparation for our keynote lecture as part of Sounding the Archive, an early career research masterclass taking place at the Wellcome Collection on June 28th, 2019. We will be discussing and performing with specific items from the catalogue collections as a way to … Continued

UAL Interviews

We have been interviewing various sound arts practitioners at University of the Arts, London during Phase One of the research. These interviews are forming vital research into the ways in which artists listen, how their listening is informed and what they might be listening for. The interviews will eventually form part of a radio series … Continued

Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

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The LxDII team recently visited the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton. Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright interviewed three researchers working across a range of contexts including virtual sound design, noise cancellation and home media. Within each conversation we discussed the relationship between hearing sound and seeing data; language … Continued