Karl David Kryter (Born 1911 in Indianapolis, USA, died 2013) was a world-renowned scientist of Psycho-Acoustics and Audition and Engineering Psychology. Karl received his bachelor's degree from Butler University in Indiana in 1939, and his doctorate from the University of Rochester in New York in 1943. He was a Research Fellow in Harvard University's Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Founded in 1940 as part of an initiative to reduce noise problems experienced by bomber pilots during the War.
Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies
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Current environmentally concerned sound art and science is in a similar situation that was resolved within the field of visual arts in the beginning of the 1990s. Since then the work of environmentally oriented artists was more or less recognised as a distinct movement in its own right. This open list is an attempt to bring together some names of people, initiatives and institutions approaching and thinking about sound in such a way that it resonates within the general critical environmental agenda of today. Not necessary it collides with musicians using field recordings as a material for their music composition, sound work, sound installations, radiophony etc. As well, the profession of artist or scientist is necessarily not conditional.
Brandon LaBelle (born 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States) is an artist, writer and theorist working with questions of social life and cultural agency, using sound, performance, text and sited constructions. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public. This leads to interventions and performative installations, voice work, and micro-actions aimed at the sphere of the (un)common and the unlikely.
Alan Lamb (1944 in Edinburgh) is Perth-based composer and biomedical research scientist. Living is Fremantle. He has created a body of innovative composition based on the resonance of 'singing wires'.
Cathy Lane is a British sound artist and composer, She is interested in sound and how it relates to the past, our histories, our environment and our collective and individual memories. This informs her current work as a composer, sound artist, lecturer and researcher. Aspects of her creative practice has developed out of these interests and concern composition with spoken word, field recordings and archive material and writing and lectures on these and related subjects. Much of her compositional work can be described as 'docu-music'.
Tom Lawrence (died 2011) was a wildlife sound recordist, musician and educator. His work in acoustic ecology regularly appears in natural history documentaries. Tom also produced documentaries for radio broadcast, installations and his work has featured in UK, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Canada and Ireland. Tom was the staff of the School of Communications, Dublin City University where he was a lecturer in film music, recording practice and sonic art. His research interests are in the areas of film music and acoustic ecology.
Cheryl E. Leonard is am American composer, performer, field recordist, and instrument builder whose works investigate sounds, structures, and objects from the natural world. Her projects cultivate stones, wood, water, ice, sand, shells, feathers, and bones as musical instruments, and often feature one-of-a-kind sculptural instruments and field recordings from remote locales. Leonard is fascinated by the subtle textures and intricacies of sounds, especially very quiet phenomena.
Eric Leonardson is a Chicago-based audio artist, co-founder and Executive Director of the World Listening Project, founder and co-chair of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). As a performer, composer, and sound designer, Leonardson provided sounds of the Chicago based physical theater company Plasticene (1995-2012).
Richard Lerman (1944) is sound artist and performance artist. He has created electronic music and interdisciplinary art since the 1960’s offering performances, installations and screenings in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He has collaborated with John Cage and David Tudor. At Brandeis College he studied with Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, and David Tudor. Lerman gained an interest in sound art in the early 60s. He soon met John Cage, who opened the door to observing sounds and electroacoustic music.
John Levack Drever (born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1973) and raised between Dalkeith and Edinburgh is Professor of Acoustic Ecology and Sound Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he leads the Unit for Sound Practice Research (SPR). He studied Music at the University of Wales, Bangor (1992-95), followed by an MMus study in Electroacoustic Music Composition at the University of East Anglia (1995-6).
Dale Lloyd has been a sound artist, publisher, graphic designer, producer, musician, and visual artist. In 2001, he founded and/OAR in order to support and publish artists involved with environmental recording documents, sound art, avant-garde and electronic music. From 2001 to 2005, Dale produced the well regarded series of field recording compilations for Phonography.org.