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Celebrating the Work of Women within Sonic Art: an expanding archive promoting equality in the sonic field

Tag: Field Recording

Kim Walker

Kim Walker is a Scottish artist working with sound, video, installation and new media. She gained her MFA in Studio from SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and her BA (Hons) Time Based Art from DJCAD (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design). Kim also holds a PgDip in Library and Information Studies from the University of Strathclyde. Kim is a member of 26 Collective and with artist Jim Ewen, is a director of the creative non-profit company All In Ideas. www.kimwalkerart.co.uk

Submission to ‘Ekho:: Toward a Repetitive Sounding of Difference’



A composition of field recordings gathered in Moray, Scotland.

“My work has naturally moved towards exploring pathos surrounding the concepts of seriousness, the mundane, nonsense, failure, success and humour. This has been achieved through a continued focus on the human condition and behaviours of gaming, playfulness, amusement and isolation. I create settings in which the mundane and the playful, ordinary gesture can suddenly invoke existential and poetic meanings. My engagement with the world around us comes from an observatory position – this gaze looks towards human interactions, the natural word and the spaces in between these two sites.”

Maria Marzaioli

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“As an artist I am interested in sonic and musical representations of the landscape around us – both the natural and built environment. Through sound, my work seeks engagement with the phsyical world in alternative ways and encourages people to explore and (re)evaluate their relationship with place and space differently.”

Submission to ‘Ekho:: Toward a Repetitive Sounding of Difference’



“This work was conceived as a score, giving a set of instructions to be followed for a journey of your own choosing that is to be repeated on the hour, every hour for 24 hours. The piece of music ’24 hours in 12 minutes’ is created from the recordings made on the journey I chose, following those instructions.”



“The piece is made up of multiple acts of repetition, physically walking the same path repeatedly and recording at the same places for set durations of time. The use of contact mic as well as ambient recording in this piece was important; I wanted to hear the hidden sounds of these places, to understand them more fully and discover their secret life. The creating of this piece was also motivated by the desire to know familiar places in sound more completely, hear the different sounds carried within and resonating through each location at different times of the day and night. It is an act of discovery and exploration, ritual and demystification…”

“The score forced me to confront my own sense of safety as a woman in public places at night. i wanted to be able to reclaim these spaces for myself, make them safe and interact with them without fear.” Quotes from Supporting Statement


An Antidote to Indifference – Field Recording Special Edited by Cheryl Tipp

This field recording special of Caught by the River‘s fanzine ‘An Antidote to Indifference’ is guest edited by Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Natural Sounds at the British Library’s Sound Archive. The issue features, amongst others, some fantastic Women working within the field, including Felicity Ford, Elin Øyen Vister, Daniela Cascella, La Cosa Preziosa and Amy Liptrot. caught by the river

Cheryl writes: “Earlier in the year I was invited by Caught by the River to guest edit a special field recording edition of their fanzine, An Antidote to Indifference. The plan was to cover as many aspects of field recording as possible and give a broad overview of the current goings-on in this fascinating community. After spending a few months gathering mostly unique works from a variety of field recordists, sound artists and writers all engaged in their own ways with this diverse genre, I’d like to think that this has been achieved. Wildlife recording trips, urban soundscapes, sound maps, installations and personal reflections on recording experiences and the importance of listening are some of the topics covered. These pieces sit alongside a range of reviews, interviews, blog posts and other snippets of news.” Purchase a copy here here here ….& while you’re at it, check out the British Library’s fascinating Sound and Vision blog or more from Cheryl Tipp via twitter @CherylTipp.