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Thomas Leyland-Collins Polymorphous Entities

For a while now I have been increasingly interested about the ideas of Japanese radio artist, Tetsuo Kogawa. He proposes an alternative to the modes of communication which we have become so used to; that of broadcasting, always striving for wider coverage to address more people. He has devised a miniature FM transmitter which is relatively easy to make with a few basic components which might facilitate a much more diverse form of communication amongst people within the immediate locale, and consequently could provide the means for creating a far richer and diverse audio topology than the current model.

“Our potentially diverse, multiple and polymorphous space is almost homogenized into a mass. Therefore we need permanent effort to deconstruct this situation. In order to do this, to use a very low-power transmitter is worth trying. Small transmitter can be easily made by your own hands.� - Tetsuo Kogawa My work explores the dialogue between sound and space. More specifically, it focuses on the relationship between the soundscape and our perception of the surrounding environment. Therefore, my work is concerned with the possibilities of how sounds are, and can be, used in a social context. Currently my practice has a focus on utilising technologies which have become redundant within the sphere of today’s consumerist society and consequently are now freely available yet still retain the potential for creative endeavour.

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Sound Thought 2014 Programme  

Programme for Sound Thought 2014 including full schedule of paper sessions, concerts and installations plus abstracts and biographies for ea...

Sound Thought 2014 Programme  

Programme for Sound Thought 2014 including full schedule of paper sessions, concerts and installations plus abstracts and biographies for ea...

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