Isobel Anderson is a UK sound artist, composer and performer whose work explores individual and collective constructions of place. By walking in specific locations Anderson generates materials such as text, field recordings, photographs and objects that together form a body of site-specific work. These include soundwalks, fixed audio pieces, installations and live performances. The voices present in these works are often disembodied, and play with language and time to test the possibilities of re-contextualising, or mis-‘placing’, the body and the mind within primarily aural surroundings.
Isobel has a BA Hons Music degree from Dartington College of Arts (2006) and an MA (2010) and PhD (2015) from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University, Belfast. This year Isobel completed her PhD, titled 'My Words Trace A Path: Encounters with place through voice, performance and field recording'. This research offers new insights into the role of sound art in geographic identity, while placing language and voice at the centre of this work. Isobel’s sound works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and presented at The San Francisco Tape Music Festival (2014) and The International Conference Of Emotional Geographies, Edinburgh (2015).
Isobel Anderson, 2018