This Symposium explores creative works and ideas situated at the interface of composers working in acoustic ecologies and artists working within social ecologies.
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.
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
The above list is not exhaustive. The Sound of Memory Symposium aims to situate questions, foster inter-disciplinarity, explore sound, voice, text, listening, audibility and inaudibility, within musical, visual, social and cultural contexts.
Keynote Concert for ‘Earth Day’ Saturday 22.04.2017: Goldsmiths Great Hall
Concerts on 23.04.2017 and 24.04.2017 will take place at Goldsmiths Great Hall, and will include commissioned works and a selection from the Call for works. Workshops, installations and listening rooms will be at various locations throughout the symposium at Goldsmiths.
Workshops starting at 3pm on Sunday in RHB 268 with Genevieve Dawson on "Improvised singing as a path to memory" and RHB 274, with Sian Hutchings with a Sonic Journals Workshop.
Zilkha Auditorium: Whitechapel Gallery. 72-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX
RHB 274 / RHB 268 / RHB 167 / EMS Live Room / Goldsmiths, University of London. New Cross, London SE14 6NW
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Dates & times
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|22 Apr 2017
6:00pm - 9:30pm
As part of Earth Day, the soundscape composer and scholar Hildegard Westerkamp will be performing her compositions.
|23 Apr 2017
11:00am - 9:30pm
Hosted at Whitechapel Gallery, workshops at Goldsmiths
|24 Apr 2017
9:30am - 9:30pm
registration from 9.30am in RHB 268/274
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