The Expanded Field


The Expanded Field


Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:00pm – 7:30pm


The Department of Sound and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection are proud to present The Expanded Field—an evening of sonic experimentation. Taking field recording as a starting point, this collaborative event will showcase works that demand a redefinition or reconsideration of what is one of the foundational activities in the development of sound art. The evening featured live performances by current MFA students Eddie Breitweiser, Lindsey French, Robby MacBain, and Andy Ortmann, alongside previously recorded sound works from the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection. The event was accompanied by an aural exhibition of sound works on this theme, accessible through Free Radio SAIC. 

Table Of Contents

Siren, Alec Finlay, 114.53

“Birdcalls” from Tellus #5-6, Louise Lawler, RA 2.643

O ver, Rirkrit Tiravanija, 5500.7

Curves of the Needle, Cerith Wyn Evans, Z100.20

The Walk Book, Janet Cardiff, RA 2.519

Noise Map, Justin Bennett, 57.21

Before the Sun, Karthik Pandian, Z100.23

“Music for Cinema” from Music for Museums, 91.10

Missing voice : (case study b), Janet Cardiff, RA 2.117


View video documentation of the event here.





“The Expanded Field,” SAIC Flaxman Library & Special Collection Exhibitions, accessed August 15, 2018,