Sonic Realities is a conference organised by University of Aberdeen’s Sound Emporium Research Group (SERG). Keynote speakers are professors Cathy Lane and Michel Chion. The conference will run on the 25th and 26th of May.
Interpretations and representations of reality benefit immensely from engagements with sound, whether as a standalone phenomenon or as part of multi-sensory experience.
However, as composers, listeners, and researchers of sound our approaches to working with sonic realities are bound by subjectivities. This is often influenced by our ideologies and socio-cultural experiences of our sonic environment.
With this conference, we wish to shed light on the aesthetic, scientific, technical, historical, social, cultural, psychological, and philosophical ways in which we approach and work with our sonic reality.
Submissions are received for PechaKucha-style presentations for undergraduate students; 30 minute presentations (25 minute talk, 5 minute discussion) from postgraduate students/early career researchers; Sonic Art/Electroacoustic performances of up to 30 minutes.
More info at the official site