Jez Riley French gave a presentation/talk on some of aspects of his work with extended listening along with anecdotes, and he shared some key artists working with located sound including:
Sally Ann McIntyre
Halla Steinunn Stefansdottir
and Jana Winderen.
This lead us into an open conversation where we discussed topics such as
How does fit recording sit with the idea of nature and the idyll?
The role of misogyny in the distorted histories of sound cultures
The act of listening
I really appreciate Jez' way of working and highly respect his approach to making work. He likes discovering and sharing existing sounds, as opposed to manufacturing his own. He uses a range of microphones including hydrophones, electromagnetic, ultrasonic and contact microphones to record sounds that are beyond our normal hearing capabilities. His use of photography adds another element to the audio rather than illustrating the sound.