Sound & place: Considering sound in urban development projects – David Prior

David Prior at question and answers – afternoon session
28 minutes

Audio and presentation slides

A Place for Creativity? The Lowry, Salford Quays – 16 June, 2009

David is an award winning composer and sound designer with a background in electronic and experimental music. During the mid 90s, he created a series of pieces for multi-speaker environments which were performed around Europe and North America winning a number competitions including Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition, Cornelius Cardew Prize, E.A.R (Hungarian Radio), the George Butterworth prize and a PRS Foundation ATOM award.

Having completed a PhD in music at the University of Birmingham in 2000, he has since concentrated on music production, sound design and an ongoing collaboration with architect Frances Crow in their quest to create sonic spaces, collectively going under the name of liminal.
Liminal’s recent work has included site-specific sound walks, gallery installations and acting as lead artists on a large-scale development project in the east side of Birmingham as well as consulting on the masterplan for the Cotswold Water Park. Limnal are currently leading an interdisciplinary team of artists, medics and engineers on a Wellcome Trust funded project called Tranquillity is a State of Mind in partnership with Sustrans, the sustainable transport network. David was head sound designer for the Imperial War Museum’s Churchill Museum for which he won a prestigious D&AD yellow pencil award. David is a part time senior lecturer in music at the Dartington campus of UCF.

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