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The Sound Of Memory Symposium: Sound-track/Sound-scape

 

Daniella Turbin

 

22-24 April 2017


Keynote Speakers: Hildegard Westerkamp, Simon Emmerson, Sarah Turner

 

How does the resonances of individual and cultural memory contribute to the shaping of social space?
The Sound of Memory symposium brings together filmmakers, artists and composers to explore the broad domain of acoustic ecologies and soundscape’s engagement in place.  Concerns for working with the sounds of the environment – and engaging in how they impact on us and we on it – sprung out of the World Soundscape Project, inaugurated at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in the early 1970s. The ethnographic turn in contemporary art has prompted a renewed engagement with place.  This symposium explores the aesthetic, philosophical and political approaches of composers working in acoustic ecologies and artists working within social ecologies where the primary engagement is a form of sonic ethnography.

"The Sound of Memory symposium is endorsed by the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE)

 

Set over three days at Goldsmiths University and the Whitechapel Gallery, The Sound of Memory Symposium features films, installations, workshops, papers and three evening concerts that take place in Goldsmiths Great Hall opening with a Concert for Earth Day:

Saturday 22 April, 7.45pm: Earth Day MAAST CONCERT: Goldsmiths Great Hall (free entrance)

Soundscape composer and scholar Hildegard Westerkamp will perform her compositions.
Full programme: https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/

Installations, listening rooms, workshops and Film screenings will run throughout the 23rd & 24th April at Goldsmiths, University of London. New Cross, London SE14 6NW (free entrance)
Full programme: click here.

 

Sunday 23 April, 11 am-6pm, The Sound of Memory Symposium in the Zilka Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery
Full programme and tickets: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/the-sound-of-memory/

Sunday 23 April, 7.30pm: MAAST CONCERT: Goldsmiths Great Hall (free entrance)
Featuring the work of: Pete Stollery; Fergus Kelly; Esther Kiburi; Tim Howle, J. M. Fox and Paul Dibley; Brona Martin and Katharine Norman

 

Monday 24th APRIL, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm, The Sound of Memory Symposium: Papers and presentations, Goldsmiths Music Dept (free entrance)
Full programme: click here.

Monday 24 April, 7pm: MAAST CONCERT: Goldsmiths Great Hall (free entrance)
Featuring the work of: Simon Emmerson;  Dimitrios Savva; Renzo Filinich; Mitchell Herrmann; Vassilis Roupas; Pietro Bonanno and Fabio R. Lattuca; ; Aki Pasoulas
Full programme: https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/

 

Organised by:
The Sound-Image-Space Research Centre, School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent and the Unit for Sound Practice Research (SPR; Goldsmiths, University of London). We are partnered by The School of Sound International Symposium, 19-22 April 2017

 

Organising Committee:
Sarah Turner, University of Kent, UK
Dr Aki Pasoulas, University of Kent, UK
Dr John Levack Drever, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Dr Holly Rogers, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

 

Daniella Turbin

 

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