Monday, 10 November 2008

Felicity Ford is doing a practise-based doctorate on The domestic soundscape and presenting everyday sounds to audiences.
Her research involves developing and experimenting with creative ways of showcasing everyday sounds. The latest example of such work is The Fantastical Reality Radio Show, a commission fulfilled in Summer 2008 for Radio Reverb and The Sonic Arts Network.

Celebrating everyday sounds within the context of a conventional radio show format, the radio show was made in collaboration with Kayla Bell and Claudia Figueiredo of Mundane Appreciation and involves much speculation on such topics as washing up, the methodology for making the perfect cup of tea and
other everyday topics.

To help with her research and to learn about how some of the ideas of the radio show translate to an audience, Felicity Ford is hosting a feedback afternoon at Oxford Brookes University on Thursday 13th November and would deeply appreciate the input of anyone who has listened to, or who is interested in, the show. It is hoped that the event will be a useful experience for other artists working with everyday sounds and anyone who is interested in the idea of how audiences experience work.

To participate you will need to come to Oxford Brookes University on Thursday 13th November and bring a portable mp3 player/ipod/CD walkman with headphones.

The timetable for the event is like this:

1:00 - 1:20pm brief introduction of the project, by Felicity
1:20- 1:50pm tea and coffee, plus opportunity for everyone to take copies of the show onto individual music players (you will need around 50MBfree space)
1:50 - 3:00pm listening time... just take a walk, listen to the show, note your responses...
3:00 - 4:00pm open feedback forum just on the theme of Your experience of Fantastical Reality Radio Show

Hopefully this will provide an afternoon's interest and provide some further thoughts on how, generally, to get feedback on art work as well as providing unique insights into the Fantastical Reality Radio Show.

The address for the feedback afternoon is:

Room: RHB115
>> > Richard Hamilton Building, Oxford Brookes University,
>> > Headington Hill Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP, UK
>> > Tel: +44 (0)1865 484959
>> > Fax: +44 (0)1865 484952

Please telephone or email Felicity (078 3513 6201/ to confirm whether or not you will be coming.

If you want to download all 5 shows in their entirety and check out the whole project first, you can see everything at:

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