CAMP: Ecoacoustics

View from CAMP attic in Aulus-les-Bains

Following on from last year’s CAMP workshop on Ecoacoustics: listening, transmitting and curating soundscapes, I’ve just spent another amazing week in Aulus-les-Bains for this year’s follow-up ecoacoustics workshop on recording, curating and documenting soundscapes – a deep dive into how and why we listen, what it means to listen, and the political, ethical and social implications of ecoacoustic practices.

The workshop involved five days of study, collaboration and practice in the French Pyrenees, with sessions led by Raquel Castro and Joseph Kamaru (KMRU) on site, and by David Toop and Francisco Lopez via remote meetings. On our final day we presented a mini festival to the public including sound installations, live performances and a geolocated soundwalk, all of which were made in small collaborative groups during the residency period itself.

Huge thanks again to all the staff at CAMP, to the residency tutors and the other workshop participants too… What an inspiring week it has been!

Amy Beeston