Peter Cusack: Sounds from Dangerous Places
Sat, January 05, 2013 8 pm CET, Lecture

Peter Cusack is a field recordist, musician and sound artist with a special interest in the acoustic of ecology. 1998 in London, he initiated the “Favorite Sounds Project” that explored what people find positive about their everyday sound environment. The project has since been carried out in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Prague, Birmingham and most recently in Berlin.
His project “Sounds From Dangerous Places” explores soundscapes at sites of major environmental damage - Chernobyl exclusion zone; Caspian oil fields; UK nuclear sites. He now describes the use of sound to investigate documentary issues as sonic journalism. He lectures on “Sound Arts & Design” at the University of the Arts, London and was – with the support of the DAAD – artist-in-residence in Berlin during 2011/2012. He is currently working on the project “Berlin Sonic Places” that considers the relationship between soundscape and city development.

CDs include “Where is the Green Parrot? (ReR PC1)”; “Your Favorite London Sounds (Resonance)”; “Baikal Ice (ReR PC2)”; “Favorite Beijing Sounds (KwanYin 022)”; “Sound from Dangerous Places (ReR PC3&4)”.

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