Mixes

from the

Field

Mixes from the field is a collaborative project dedicated to connecting and inspiring those who use ambient or environmental sound recordings in their sonic works.

Mixes from the Field was initiated by Sharon Stewart and Michael McDermott at the end of 2016 and integrates Deep Listening, field recording, social justice, sonic ecology, meditation and music composition into a teaching framework of workshops, lectures, performances and… this website. We make it a priority to reach and work with amateurs as well as more experienced musicians in a dedicated search to connect (art) students, (non-)musicians, field recordists, sound artists and their audiences. Following the principles of Deep Listening, Mixes from the Field seeks to form an inclusive platform for the sonic arts. Listening is innately inclusive.

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Recent Projects

Sonic Works
May 31, 2017

UN/CIRCUMSCRIBED LISTENING

In 2016, Sharon Stewart of Mixes from the Field was invited by Eric Lewis and Ellen Waterman of McGill University to become one of 85 composers contributing 85 pieces to be…

Editions
April 1, 2017

Village of Arts and Humanities

From March 20-25, Mixes from the Field enjoyed a week working with students at the Village of Arts and Humanities. We enjoyed their creativity, listening insights and dedication to getting a...
Editions
April 1, 2017

Hidden Pulses: Philadelphia Day-Long Workshop

American Composers Forum Philadelphia Chapter supported Mixes from the Field in presenting this multidisciplinary workshop: Hidden Pulses, Tuning into the Sonic Body of Philadelphia. This workshop focused on Deep Listening praxis...
Sonic Works
February 15, 2017

Temporal

Temporal (Michael McDermott, 2016) is a score for an ensemble of musicians playing found sound recordings captured from Temple University in Philadelphia commissioned by BEEP (THE BOYER ELECTROACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE PROJECT). Students…

Sonic Works
February 15, 2017

Hoh Rainforest

In August 2016 I traveled to the Northwest United States to do some field recording for my Echozoo project. The idea was that I would record some ambient sounds from habitats from a…

Sonic Works
February 15, 2017

Hearing (our) History – Writing the Future

Hearing (our) History – Writing the Future Hearing (our) History – Writing the Future by Sharon Stewart for Park at Mediamatic (2013) was a sound installation inviting listeners/audience to reflect on…

Sonic Works
February 15, 2017

A Wildfire Lullaby #1

In October and November of 2016, I, Sharon Stewart, collaborated with the media artist Wioleta Kaminska to create sound for her 9-minute meditative film, A Wildfire Lullaby #1, shot by her during...

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