Duncan Whitley (UK)

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Duncan Whitley is an artist, sound recordist and archivist. Over the past decade his work has demonstrated a critical interest in the presentation of sound in the visual arts. He has exhibited installations and interventions in public spaces, galleries and non-gallery spaces, and has presented field recording projects at various events such as the London Placard headphones festival (2004) and more recently at The Listening Project at the Slade School of Art (2006). In recent years he has been involved with “Measure” both as an artist and curator, with whom he co-curated “Me and My Shadow” at the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall, in Londons East End (2005).

Duncan is concerned with researching new models for listening and presenting sound. His work appropriates forms and conventions of sound installation, field recording, oral history, and sonic archive. In ongoing sound recording projects – such as his tower block demolition recordings – Duncan has focussed on collecting, analysing, categorising and editing raw material extracted from the social and urban fabric. Underpinning his work work is an interest in the social and documentary value of sound as a medium.

Duncan Whitley participates in

  • SoundLAB
  • – Memoryscapes