Angus Carlyle – Scales of Rhythm

Event date: 29 October 2011 
King’s Anatomy Theatre & Museum, 
6th Floor, King’s Building
King’s College London, 
Strand Campus, 
London, WC2R 2LS



Rhythm and Event


Angus Carlyle (CRiSAP):
Scales of Rhythm

The presentation emerges out of a research project that focuses on the experiences of the last farming family who still live at the end of the runway at Narita International Airport in Japan, erstwhile neighbours long since departed, their land transformed into steel and concrete. This organic farm, its fertility assured by the weathering of volcanic ash thrown out by Mount Fuji, provides a point at which to test the scales of rhythm: the heating and cooling of the seasons, the shifting topographies of flight, the cycles of sowing and harvest, the bending and stretching of the body at work. The presentation will draw out the ways in which different registers of sound can make these different scales of rhythm audible while acknowledging that there are other rhythms whose resonance resists any easy representation.

Angus Carlyle is interested in ‘landscape’. He edited the book “Autumn Leaves: Sound and Environment in Artistic Practice” and compiled the Qwartz Award-winning album to accompany it. With Irene Revell, he curated the “Sound Escapes” show at Space in London in 2009. He works with Cathy Lane at CRiSAP at the University of the Arts London.


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