Prof Paul Whitty


Make an effort to exhaust the subject, even if that seems grotesque, or pointless, or stupid. You still haven’t looked at anything, you’ve merely picked out what you’ve long ago picked out. (Georges Perec; Species of Spaces; 1974)

The auditory life of everyday objects; the sonic archaeology of Vauxhall Cross; and the slowly evolving soundscape of a field in Devon are some of the projects that I will discuss in this paper addressing the issue of interdisciplinary in practice-based research.


Paul Whitty is a Composer, Sound Artist, and Director of the Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) at and Professor of Music at Oxford Brookes University. He is a co-founder of audiograft the Oxford based festival of Experimental Composition and Sound Art. He is interested in site and the provenance of sound materials.


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