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Sounds of the Projection Box: Artists Talk
This year Michael released an album of field recordings from cinema projection boxes (Sounds of the Projection Box, Gruenrekorder, 2018). This talk and workshop will explore how this project used phonographic field recording as a means of investigating the sonic environment of the projection box, the work of the projectionist, and the sounds of 35mm film. This work formed part of a larger research project based in the University of Warwick, called The Projection Project, which examined the role of the projectionist, and the history of cinema projection in the UK across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Michael will talk about the larger research project, the role of sound recording as a sensory ethnographic methodology and artistic practice within it, and will play some tracks from the album.