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Topographical Soundscapes: A Field Recording Workshop led by Lawrence English

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Topographical Soundscapes: A Field Recording Workshop

Join Lawrence English as he casts his ears across Austin for a pedagogical exploration of “sound locations” in and around the city. The workshop will commense with an introductory discussion of phonography, followed by a sound walk to collect recordings, share techniques/methods and discussing the ways in which field recordings can be used in sound art and music practices.

You don’t need to be a skilled field recorder to attend — this is for everyone, from the curious first timer to the well-experienced sound designer. The field trip will cover not just technical aspects, but philosophical, aesthetic and conceptual approaches to working with environmental sound.

Participants are required to bring their own recording device and headphones — whether it is a digital field recorder, cassette recorder, minidisc, iPhone, iPad, video camera, or other mobile recording device. English will teach how you can capture very interesting and compelling recordings using any kind of technology.

Admission //

$30 ~ this is an intimate learning opportunity; there is only space for 15 particpants. Please RSVP by emailing

Schedule //

Introduction 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Sound Walk 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Resources //

Earlier Event: April 22
4E Release Event