Raw materials (audio, video, photo and interview transcripts) from the “Aural Practices” research project on the art of using sound in an art school.
Through sonic “breaching experiments” (including works by Maryanne Amacher and Eliane Radigue, and interventions by Scott Arford, Bill Dietz, Amy Cimini, Kevin Drumm, Emmanuel Holterbach, Jason Kahn, Christina Kubisch, Mario de Vega and Randy H. Yau), the investigation sought to describe the organisation of sound at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne and to thematise its production behind the seemingly natural and obvious character of acoustic ambiance. In the course of experiments and interviews with students, lecturers and artists, an organisation of aurality took shape but without a defined contour: the soundscape of ECAL remained untraceable. Then again, the aural practices lent themselves to being read and understood in their multitude, populating the places with a thousand listening praxis specific to the actors in their process of creation, and redistributing the forces within this network of relations.
The text composed of and by the materials presented in this website is being published in the OHCETECHO collection of Presses du Réel.
Project R&D informations
Anna Harris, Université de Maastricht
Philippe Sormani, Institut Suisse de Rome, Université de Lausanne
Randy H. Yau
Mario de Vega
1 Bachelor Fine Arts and 2 Bachelor Fine Arts 2018-2019
Technology & Society Studies Department, Maastricht University
Cave 12, Geneva
Sonic Protest, Paris
Technique pour la Musique et le Spectacle (TMS)
Ville de Renens
Ville de Renens
Randy H Yau