Professor Angus Carlyle
BiographyAngus Carlyle is Professor of Sound and Landscape at UAL and a member of the research centre CRiSAP. He studied law as an undergraduate, completed a masters in political theory and a doctorate on the conditions of vocalised political exchange. He subsequent theoretical engagements were with cyberculture, photography and architecture before developing his long-standing pre-occupation with environments, their inhabitations and representations.
His creative work shifts between a documentary impulse and a more poetic register, deploys experimental writing and compositions based on field recording, often in collaboration with others.
Air Pressure (2011 – 2013) was a collaboration with anthropologist Rupert Cox, as was Zawawa (2011 – 2020). Both projects address auditory lives under civilian and military flight paths in situations where the echoes of history are palpable. With Cox, he co-created films, installations and compositions alongside scholarly and diaristic texts, such as those combined in the forthcoming Archive Books publication (2021).
Angus has published three books with Professor Cathy Lane: On Listening (2013), In The Field (2013) and Sound Arts Now (2021).
In the past Angus has taught "History of Political Thought" and "Modern Political Theory" and on courses in Journalism, Multimedia and Media and Cultural Studies. His focus since 2005 has been creating and delivering undergraduate courses in sound arts such as “The Politics of Noise,” “Hearing the City in Sound,” “Public Hearing,” “The Wild Sound.” He has supervised more than 50 dissertations and many major projects. He teaches on the MA Sound Arts, delivering courses on “Aural Diversities,” “Auditory Surveillance,” “The Synthetic Wild,” and workshops on “Soundmapping” and “Soundwalking”. He has supervised 21 PhD students to successful completion.