During the MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University between 2006- 2007, I discovered Binaural audio, a technique which records audio using in-ear microphones. Artist Janet Cardiff has been using binaural audio for over 10 years to produce contemporary audio walks and soundscapes. Her binaural audio walks are site specific and guide the listener through a space with directional instructions. After experiencing her work “Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: Recent Works”, including Forty Part Motet at the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield I became inspired to experiment with binaural audio.
At the moment I’m looking for open locations in Nottingham and Leicester to record binaural audio.
The presence of a certain location or building together with its purpose, physical presence, ambience, character, history and the individuals that occupy it are the starting point to produce any audio walk or installation.