The Listening Booth presents...

Paul McConnachie

One Fine Day
7m46s

Paul McConnachie is a postgraduate MPhil/PhD researcher at Liverpool John Moores University. Current research is investigating digital sound in installation art environments with an emphasis on the notion of being ‘immersed’ within a sound work. He works in the mediums of installation, video and sound. He began his studies first in his hometown of Dundee at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art before transferring to Belfast College of Art where he gained a BA (Hons) in fine art Printmaking. Paul went on to study an MSc in Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast. Paul had been teaching for a number of years then went back to study for an MA part- time (Artist Teacher Scheme) at LJMU, gaining a distinction. It was after studying for the MA that Paul felt he had questions relating to his practice that needed further clarification hence the move on to MPhil/PhD. The purpose of his practice led research is to identify the notion of immersion within an installation environment that has sound, as a main constituent. Current theories centred on sound art practice have a leaning towards specific categories including, listening, soundscape, installation, intermedia and acoustic ecology. It is evident that within each of these individual categories, immersion is mentioned but never fully investigated?

One fine day is a narrative through sound. A person goes out and follows their same routine as they would day in day out. On this particular day though they chance upon an event in the city that they didn’t expect. This is their story told through the medium of sound. One fine day can happen at any time in any big city!
This is a sound collage of real time recording mixed with found sounds sourced from the internet. Included is the artists original compositions littered throughout the piece to make a cohesive narrative soundscape.
Duration 7 mins 45 seconds

This work is best heard using Headphones turned up loud to experience all the different sound events included. Put it on while walking through the city, look around you, an event out of the ordinary everydayness can occur. Listen… it might be happening right now!