John Levack Drever

Head of the Unit for Sound Practice Research at Goldsmiths, University of London
Many urban sounds are a haphazard by-product of noise policy that relates to hearing damage, but have little to do with the subtleties of everyday listening habits and people’s auditory  needs. Drever will discuss his creative research into public toilets, a socially sensitive space that is now blighted by noisy high-speed hand dryers. His study places the user at the centre of a study that combines sonic art techniques with accredited acoustic analysis.