“A soundscape consists of events heard not objects seen.” – R. Murray Schafer
Soundwalk Editions features artists and composers who use environmental field recordings as a point of departure in their work. By recording sounds outside of the conventional studio you are in the act field recording, audibly engaged with ears that gradually refine a sonic experience, like the eye looking through a camera lens. Field recording is often synonymous with phonography, in which sound takes the place of image in documenting a location, physical act, or a natural occurrence. Drawing attention to the quality and experiential nature that can exist in the soundscapes of our environment, these works allow the viewer to have an intimate experience with the various compositional approaches practiced by each individual artist. Through listening to these recordings we have the opportunity to become aware of the various dialects that can exist in the language of field recording compositions.
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Kamran Sadeghi is a composer, performer and installation artist who has been working with sound and its many variations for over 10 years. His work weaves through several defined areas such as live digital art, electroacoustics, experimental and electronic music, sound and video art, and phonography. Sadeghi’s recordings and performances have received critical acclaim in The WIRE, Signal to Noise and numerous online publications. Sadeghi’s collaborations, performances and installations have been experienced at the ICA (Boston), Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), Diapason Gallery (New York), Staalplaat (Berlin), DTW (New York), Corcoran Gallery of Art (DC), RAM (Rome), SICMF (Seoul) and others. Currently Sadeghi lives and works as an artist, composer and assistant curator at Diapason Gallery in New York City.