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Title: Extended phonography, expanding field recording through a multi-sensorial practice
Author: Meireles, Matilde
ISNI:       0000 0004 6496 3500
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2017
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This research is based on my practice as a field recordist, a graphic designer and a visual artist. It is through an interchange between these three languages that I propose extended phonography, a form of expanding field recording through a plural and multi-sensorial practice that primarily intersects field recording, photography and design. Extended phonography is a site-and-context-specific practice—its multi-sensorial focus on the act of recording is also extended to its presentation making the recordings and their presentation inextricably linked. The strategies developed throughout this thesis provided me with a new insight into the acts of recording, composing and presenting. The final outcomes are still anchored in sound. However through extended phonnography, other nuances of the recorded event are explored in multi-sensory experiences. These experiences transcend the notion of recording as merely a tool for representation and veracity. In extended phonography the acts of recording and the act of presenting these recordings in different spaces, are simultaneously acts of composing. The portfolio of works comprises eight projects: Phragmites australis, Constructing a Soundscape, Sounds of the City, X Marks the Spot, Almost Sound Diary, Som da Mare: urn projecto participativo de arte sonora, and Moving Still. I also introduced some of the ideas behind my interest in—and reservations about—fostering collaboration and participation as catalysts for a shared understanding of place through the projects: Sounds of the City, X Marks the Spot, Almost Sound Diary, and Som da Mare: urn projecto participativo de arte sonora,. This research also presents how the term site, in extended phonography, is used to refer not only to the physical site, but also the contextual, the experiential, and the virtual site.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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