Since I was didn’t have a smartphone during my trip to London, I used a Zoom H1 field recorder as a tool to capture my experiences. I not only recorded sounds that occurred during the scheduled trips with the Arts & Digital Culture class, but also ones that I heard as a result of extracurricular plans I made to meet with local experimental musicians and curators during my stay. Wanting to maximize my experiences while abroad, I filled my calendar with events mostly centered around music and art. Often I would leave a huge, traditionally celebrated museum in the evening to visit a small, burgeoning DIY gallery at night, where I would perform and/or watch others perform.
Locations recorded included the British Museum, the British Library, Electric Knife Records, I’klectik, King’s College London at Strand lecture hall, Cafe Oto, our temporary apartment on Marchmont St, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, the Serpentine Gallery, the Ashmolean, the Wellcome Collection, the V&A, and other outside sites.