Lisa Hall - MA Sound Arts

Audio Roulette by Lisa Hall, alumna of MA Sound Arts at LCC.
Audio Roulette is an online sound work of digital interventions. Folkestone Triennial.
Image by Lisa Hall

Lisa Hall graduated from MA Sound Arts in 2010. She is now working for CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) at London College of Communication alongside working with sound artist Kaffe Matthews at her Bicrophonic Research Centre.

What made you want to study Sound Arts?

I’d begun working with sound at the end of my BA in Fine Art, I’d got to the point of wanting to explore what ‘experience’ was in more ways just that that of visual representation.  I continued working with sound over a number of years but got to the point of needing some grounding in the topic and guidance to develop my work further.

What was the best part of Sound Arts at LCC?

All of it. The community, the tutors, the classes, Elephant and Castle! I’ve made some brilliant friends, developed my work and feel a part of a sound arts scene in London.

What are your fondest memories of LCC?

That we did so much together - we instigated an interim exhibition, set up an improvising collective that took us to loads of places to perform including the Big Chill Festival where we had our own stage (!) and to Europe to open a media arts exhibition.

What are you working at the moment?

I work part time for CRiSAP which is great – the centre of sound arts activity. I also work part time for sound artist Kaffe Matthews at her Bicrophonic Research Centre along with freelance work website building and web editing.

I also work for me, making my own sound work. I’ve just made a performance work for the V&A Friday Late on the topic of sound and fashion for the Alexander Mcqueen Late. Before that I made a work for the Royal Academy late event and was exploring Fluxus performances at the White Cube Gallery for the Christan Marclay show. Right now, Im in the studio creating some sound maps through the city as a kind of site seeing guide.

Plan for Space - Heygate Estate, by Lisa Hall, George House Gallery. Part of a study that culminated in a book and images.
Plan for Space - Heygate Estate, George House Gallery. Part of a study that culminated in a book and images.
Image by Lisa Hall

Name three things you couldn't be creative without:

Right now that is London, my laptop and my sound recording kit. London for all the inspiration and events, my sound kit to record, and my laptop to research, edit and connect with people!

If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be?

Carsten Holler. His work is so interesting, a unique mix of art and science. 

Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?

Usually art galleries, there are so so many so there is always something good on.  But last week I went to St Paul's Cathedral to check out the whispering gallery, followed by a trip to the Whitechapel bell foundry – it was an inspiring day!

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