How is memory formed and reformed? How do pieces of history get lost? What happens when we only hear one side of a story or when the sonic traces of other perspectives have disappeared?

Cathy Lane works with the sounding out of individual and collective memories that have been overlooked or muted. These may relate to place, family, labour or aspects of social, cultural and political life.

Professor Cathy Lane is a composer, sound artist and academic. She is a Professor of Sound Arts at University of the Arts London and co-director of CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice).

Her work uses spoken word, field recordings and archive material to explore aspects of our listening relationship with each other and the multiverse. She is currently focused on how sound relates to the past, our histories, environment and our collective and individual memories from a feminist perspective. Aspects of her creative practice have developed out of these interests and include composition and installation-based work. She also writes and lectures on these and related subjects as well as collaborating with choreographers, filmmakers, visual artists and other musicians.

As the University continues to maintain and develop its profile as a global leader in arts research, a series of Professorial Platform lectures that was first launched in 2008.

The Platforms are an opportunity for University colleagues and associates, as well as invited members of the public, to learn more about the research was undertaken in the University.

Read the Soundings and Re-Sounding: a theme and variations booklet to accompany Professorial Platform Lecture at UAL London College of Communication.

If you would like to watch the full recording of the Professorial Platform of Cathy Lane filmed on the 27 Apr 2017, please follow the YouTube link below.

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See all the research projects by Cathy Lane

Find out more about Cathy through her UAL Research profile