We Are All in this Together

by John Harvey



This organisation comprises a superimposition of the sound of all the presentations and performances, the keynote and the Courtauld Institute of Art lectures, and the introductory and concluding remarks heard at ‘The Noises of Art: Audiovisual Practice in History, Theory, and Culture’ conference, held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in September 2013. The piece is 20-minutes and 34-seconds long, which is the duration of the shortest presentation, and the period when all the other deliveries can be heard simultaneously.


released October 10, 2013
Personnel: conference delegates and organisers.

Instrumentation: Tascam DR-2d digital recorder, Olympus DS-50 digital recorder, and Sony ECM-MS957 microphone.

Context: samples taken from ‘The Noises of Art: Audiovisual Practice in History, Theory, and Culture’ conference: the cinema and rehearsal studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, and the lecture theatre, the School of Art, Aberystwyth (10.30 am 4 September and 3.25 pm, the 6 September 2013). Conceived and mastered in Aberystwyth, UK, September 2013.


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John Harvey Ceredigion, UK

Harvey is a historian of art, visual culture, and sound art, and also a sound- and visual-art practitioner. His research field is the visual and sonic culture of religion, principally. He explores non-iconic attitudes to visualization and sonic articulations of religion by engaging visual, textual, and audible sources, theological and cultural ideas, and systemic and audiovisualogical processes. ... more

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