Laurence Colbert

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Oxford is already a great place to study, but I chose Oxford Brookes University because of its lean towards contemporary practice within the Music department as a whole. Such an approach is epitomised by SARU (Sonic Arts Research Unit), where there is a great understanding of field recording work in contemporary musical practice - as well as for their usage in social, and scientific projects.

I was influenced by the ‘Sound Diaries’ project during my undergraduate degree, and I also began making sound-maps as part of my MA. This is a great place to be researching ‘cultures in field recording’.

Laurence Colbert read for a PhD with the School of Arts

“I chose Oxford Brookes University because of its lean towards contemporary practice within the Music department as a whole”