jez riley french

preparing icelandic


photo-book + 3 cd set


disc one: focuses on recordings from the snaefellsnes peninsula of bethlehem support cables, wind across the glacier and church railings resonating

disc two: focuses on recordings from the north east of hydrophones in sulphureous mud pools and geophone recordings of geothermal vents

disc three: krafla geothermal valley; eight positions around the valley, capturing the monumental, ever shifting sonics of this unique location


you can listen online to two extracts from the Krafla recordings here: 

https://engravedglass.bandcamp.com/album/forthcoming-icelandic-photo-book-cd-set

approaching  |  subject to further listening


re scored  |  durations


recorded under  | surface resonances


myself & Chris (Watson) will be teaching on this 5 day intensive field recording course at Ayr Uni in January 2015:

IMPORTANT: places are only available to people within certain post code areas of the UK - see the info below for more details:




Interest in the sound recording of natural and human environments has grown rapidly in the last few years. Described in various ways: location, field, natural, wild etc., these recordings can be put to a multitude of uses including film, television, radio, art installations, web and CD releases, video game soundtracks, as part of musical compositions and so on. Although we often think of these art forms as primarily visual, in fact the sound track often plays a dominant role in the viewer/user's experience. Learning to create original and effective sound tracks is a crucial and major part of many creative processes. New digital equipment makes recording and editing sound more accessible to many non-specialists, but also requires skill and experience in order to get the most out of it.
Who is this for? This five-day course aims to teach you the skills necessary to produce superb field recordings that can be used in a wide range of different media projects, and will give you hands-on experience with some of the latest equipment. The course is suitable for film-makers, sound recordists, radio producers, audio artists, musicians and video game designers, both professional and amateur.
About the trainers: Taught by Chris Watson, one of the world's outstanding field recordists, whose work ranges from CDs released in his own name to the soundtracks of countless BBC wildlife films, and by audio specialist Jez riley French.
Who can apply? This is a free Honeycomb programme, award recipients must be located within the following territories: Western seaboard of Scotland – Lochaber; Skye & Lochalsh; Arran Cumbrae; Argyll & Bute; East Ayrshire & North Ayrshire Mainland; South Ayrshire; Dumfries & Galloway; NI, excluding greater Belfast; Six border counties of the Republic of Ireland – Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo.
Deadline for Applications: Please email rosie.crerar@uws.ac.uk by Friday 9th January, please title your email – Sound Module application request.

nice to be asked to write something for issue 3 of 'Reflections on Process in Sound' and some of my daughters (www.pheoberileylaw.yolasite.com/)  photo's are also included.



Issue 3 of "Reflections on Process in Sound" is online now: Viv Corringham gives an account of how her ongoing series Shadow-walks came about, as an amalgam of singing and walking; Riley Frenchconsiders three specific trips he took this year to record telefericas, geological dissolves and other fascinations in Italy and Iceland; Felicity Ford explores how wool and sound come together for her in her project KNITSONIK, with some excursions into feminist concerns; Michelle Lewis-King explains how and why her Pulse Project blends accupuncture with sound; Jo Joseph Hyde considers his take on visual music; Rob MacKay discusses the parameters of the world’s first concert for artificial and human voices.

http://www.reflections-on-process-in-sound.net/issue-3/

 





GENE POOL#69 SONIC SEASON: JEZ RILEY FRENCH



P6080071This episode is the first of a five episode “Sonic Season” of improvisation and sonic arts shows.
The life of the field recording artist explored in conversation with Jez riley French.
Independence and integrity of artistic practice are strong themes with the globetrotting Yorkshire-man whose DIY JrF contact microphones have become something of an industry standard tool among sound artists.
We discuss community, microphones and recording equipment including geophones, hydrophones and contact microphones as well as vibrating staircases and the “Stairway to Heaven” of the field recording world.
This podcast features some original recordings made during a weekend workshop led by Jez as well as audio from his own archive material.
More Info
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Listen: Gene Pool#69: Jez riley French

 

 

aqp @ End of the Road festval

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'foxley wood fence posts' 


will be part of the new season of concerts / events at the Juan March Foundation, Madrid, Spain during March 2014


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a special 8 channel mix of 'teleferica's' will be premiered as part of Artisphere's Fermata exhibition. 




line up for this major exhibition:


                                                                 

Alvin Lucier

Christine Sun Kim

Jez riley French

Lawrence English

Ryuichi Sakamoto

The Books

Brian McBride

Eddie Ruscha

Francisco Lopez

CFCF

Alberto Gaitán

Annea Lockwood

Chad Clark

Kate Carr

Forest Swords

Jarboe (Swans)

Scarfolk Council

Devin Underwood (Specta Ciera)

Markus Guentner

Toni Dimitrov

Lucianne Wolcowicz

Salome Voegelin

SaåadIM Rawes (London Sound Survey)

Don Zientara and Ian Mackaye

John Henry Blatter


http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/spring-arts-preview-gallery-picks/2014/01/31/5a080e12-82b6-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html



4 extracts (sheffield staircase, tate ultrasonics, bethlehem wires and teleferica's) are now part of MoMa's 'Soundings' online resource / exhibition archive:

https://soundcloud.com/groups/moma-soundings


i'm pleased to announce that my commission for Tate Modern 'audible silence: the tate, sleeping and waking' is now available online, to listen of download free from the tate modern website: click here 

UPDATE: 
                                                             my piece for The Tate is being included in TWO news installation for Tate Modern / Britain:

LIMINAL (Mcgallery, Tate Britain) will be soundtracked constantly in the space by the piece


Juke Box Meets Tate Britain will be based in the new Learning Gallery from 23rd November till the end of February 2014. Devised by sound artist Yuri Suzuki, Juke Box Meets Tate Britain will aim to provide a wide-ranging and accessible sound archive related to Tate Britain's collection. Each week the aim is to also offer vinyl-cutting sessions where visitors and invited guests will be able to create a record to go in the juke box, contributing their personal response to the Tate Britain collection displays.

original installation:
the piece is available at the Tate Modern gallery as a headphone listening experience from June 22nd & is available to experience saturdays, sundays + thursdays & fridays during school holidays.


audible silence: the tate, sleeping and waking

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buildings sing....their walls, their floors, chairs and tables are full of sound, of their own music, made by vibrations, made even by the world turning. these pieces feature only untreated sounds directly recorded with special microphones and listening devices in the tate building itself.

'for this set of 3 new pieces Jez spent several nights alone in the Tate Modern building, listening for hours, capturing moments when the surfaces of the structure resonated or the sounds normally beyond our range of hearing offered up particularly evocative, unscripted compositions'


2013 also sees the publication of a new book on the art of field recording 'in the field' (click on the image below to order), which features conversations with myself & other recordists + a nice cover picture taken by my daughter, Pheobe (proud dad moment here !) 

book + postage options

Jez riley French - teleferica (extract).mp3

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