The Sound of Memory Symposium: Sound-track/Sound-scape, Call for Submissions

The Sound of Memory Symposium has opened a call for submissions for upcoming events taking place between 22 and 24 April 2017 at London, in two locations: Zilkha Auditorium: Whitechapel Gallery and Goldsmiths, University of London.

“Proposals are invited for academic papers, study reports, posters, acousmatic compositions informed by the environment, sound art, sound installations, workshops and artworks pertinent to the symposium theme. PhD students and early career researchers are especially encouraged to submit.” Deadline is 22 Feb 2017. Details and guidelines can be found in the official site.

Keynotes will be held by Hildegard Westerkamp, Sarah Turner and Lawrence Abu Hamdan. There will be also a concert for “Earth Day” by Hildegard Westercamp at Goldsmiths Great Hall.

“The Sound of Memory Symposium explores creative works and ideas situated at the interface of composers working in acoustic ecologies and artists working within social ecologies, where the primary engagement is a form of sonic ethnography. The overarching thematic is an exploration of how individual and cultural memory resonates in the shaping of social space. The Symposium will explore the broad domain of acoustic ecologies and soundscape’s engagement in place. The symposium is co-hosted by the Sound-Image-Space Research Centre (School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent), the School of Sound, and Goldsmiths University of London.”

Themes

  • Memory and community: vernacular texture and social actant
  • Acoustic memory: hearing the past in the present
  • Trauma / conflict: Acoustic echo / Landscape / Ear witnessing
  • Space as a simultaneity of stories:Speech that matters- word/text poetry