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Cruel Optimism

LAWRENCE ENGLISH

Connected by their common interest in activating the body as an ear, LAWRENCE ENGLISH performs his response to the current geo-political climate, CRUEL OPTIMISM,
joined by THEMBI SODDELL’s new solo work LOVE SONGS.

An evening of intense sonic affect to consume the body and the mind.

Presented by The SUBSTATION and FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE in association with ROOM40 as part of the FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART.

RADICAL LISTENING WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 24 MARCH, 1PM – 5PM
NEWPORT MECHANICS HALL
13 MASON STREET NEWPORT
TICKETS $39
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Over the past 10 years, Lawrence English has been one of the leading international voices in field recording. Working extensively across the world, from Antarctica to the Outback and the Amazon to Japan, his recordings display an utterly personal approach informed equally by technique, theoretical investigations and aesthetic interests.

It is these unique approaches to field recording that form the basis of this masterclass. The Radical Listener sees Lawrence English guide participants through the specific techniques of field recording and listening he employs in his work. Participants can be at any stage of their interest in field recording from beginner to expert and can use any recording device they have available (iphone through to profession set ups).

Join LAWRENCE ENGLISH for a workshop in field recording, sound documentation, manipulation and archiving around The SUBSTATION’s surrounding area.

Limited number of tickets available.

THEMBI SODDELL’s LOVE SONGS is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Supported by:
Festival of Live Art Footscray Community Arts Centre Australia Council of Arts Room40
Image credit: Lawrence English, Photo by Traianos Pakioufakis
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