Professor of Sound Art Director of Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice
London College of Communication
London College of Communication
Cathy Lane is Professor of Sound Arts at University of the Arts London. She established the department of Sound Arts and Design at London College of Communication and now co - directs Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP). She is currently using the Her Noise Archive http://hernoise.org as a catalyst for research into gender in sound arts practice. She has a PhD in electroacoustic music composition from City University, London.
Creative practice and practice based research, compositional techniques and practices in all aspects of the sound arts, archives, memory and oral history, space and place, cross arts collaboration.
I am interested in how sound relates to the past, our histories, our environment and our collective and individual memories. This informs my current work as a composer, sound artist, lecturer and researcher. Aspects of my creative practice have developed out of these interests and include composition and installation-based work with spoken word, field recordings and archive material. I also write and lecture on these and related subjects as well as collaborating with choreographers, film makers, visual artists and other musicians.
Books include Playing with Words: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice (RGAP, 2008) and, with Angus Carlyle, In the Field (Uniformbooks, 2013), a collection of interviews with eighteen contemporary sound artists who use field recording in their work and On Listening (2013) a collection of commissioned essays about some of the ways in which listening is used in disciplines including anthropology, community activism, bioacoustics, conflict mediation and religious studies, music, ethnomusicology and field recording.
My CD The Hebrides Suite was released by Gruenrekorder in November 2013.
Jennifer Allan, Fog Tropes: A cultural and social history of the foghorn, 1853 to the present day.
Jonathan Gilmurray, Ecoacoustics: Ecology and Environmentalism in Contemporary Music and Sound Art.
Victoria Karlsson, Mapping Experiences of Inner Sounds.
Louise Marshall, Deep Listening: the strategic practice of female experimental composers post 1945.
Matthew Parker, Composing Digital Materiality: A Sonic Archive Practice.
Daniel Scott, The listening Artist: How can Multiple Listening Strategies inform Contemporary Sound Art Practice.
Margaret Hall, "The Radio of the Future": Can the convergence of new media technologies redefine radio art and in what ways might it extend the boundaries of radio arts practice?
Tansy Spinks, Sounding Space - How can Site-Specific Sound Artworks act as Compositional Interfaces between Experiencer and Place: Developing Performative Strategies.
Iris Garrelfs, Reframing sound art: the impact of multimodal arts practices on the process of creating works of sound art at the beginning of the 21st century.
Mark Wright, A Resounding Place: Listening beyond the Soundscape.
Lane, Cathy (2016) Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism: Research and Challenges to the Orthodoxies of Sound Arts. Contemporary Music Review, 35 (1). pp. 32-39. ISSN 0749-4467
Lane, Cathy (2016) Why not our voices? New listenings and new worlds in the sonic imaginary. In: Sound Art Matters, 1-4 June 2016, Aarhus, Denmark.
Lane, Cathy and Ingleton, Holly (2016) White Noise. In: sound acts :: music performance identity, 5-8 May 2016, Polychoros KET, Athens, Greece.
Lane, Cathy (2016) Am I Here? [Performance]
Lane, Cathy (2016) Playing with Words: Spoken language as material for composition. In: Conferencia “Playing with Words: Spoken language as material for composition”, 5 January 2016, Insituto de Estudios Avanzados, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Lane, Cathy (2016) Music, Composition, Interdisciplinarity: States of Play. In: Music, Composition, Interdisciplinarity: states of play, 28 January 2016, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Lane, Cathy (2015) BEAM: Exploring maritime Kochi through sound. In: Sound Passages: passaggi di suono, 16 November 2015, Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Venice, Italy..
Lane, Cathy (2015) Am I Here? [Performance]
Lane, Cathy (2015) SCAN (composed dance score). [Performance]
Lane, Cathy (2015) The Hebrides Suite: mapping the islands in sound. [Show/Exhibition]