To make a map is to create a visual register of place.
To actively use a map is to make connections and perceptually join people, places and ideas together. ‘Mapping’ is an attempt to represent multiplicity. To give form to concepts, ideas, journey’s, even time. An audio map is the playing out of sounds, ideas, field recordings, footage and imaginings from geography this creates a new topography- a new map. A map that connects sounds to place and then forges connections between places. This process is empowering. It connects people and ideas; situations that seemed singular become multiple.
The broadcast has been organised into sections:
‘Territories’ Individual, community, locality, corporate, global, bought into conversation.
‘Convergence’ The intermeshing of birdsong, a human voice, a car, a factory, a glitch, a shopping mall, an airport a train station, their convergence as audio portrait of place and human experience.
‘Psycho geography’, Time emerges through place. ‘Reflexivity’ Thinking about the idea of the field recording, the meaning of a walk or journey. ‘Dis orienteering’ The field recording as starting point for abstraction or manipulation.