Symposia on Sound Art and Aural Culture
april 4 - 5
thursday, friday: 12pm - 5pm
Yerba Buena Gardens in the Media Screening Room
Locating with Sound: Situated Sound Practices, Parochial Politics and Native Noises
These papers undo the distinctions between culture and politics, art and daily life to think the sounds and their inexorable connection to situation. Panelists include Nicholas Gebhardt (Australia), Don Rhine (USA), and others. Moderated by Ron Kuivila (USA). Presenters
Instruments of Sound: Thinking Culture with Devices and Vice Versa
Presentations concerned with the material conditions of sound production, storage and reproduction and the fidelity with which they trace cultural transformation. Panelists include Frances Dyson (Australia), Ron Kuivila (USA), Mitchell Clark (USA), and John Potts (Australia). Moderated by Natalie Jeremijenko (Australia) and Rich Gold (USA).
Architectured Sound, Urbanity and Paranoid Space
These papers examine spaces defined by sounds and this relationship to corporeal space of the body. Panelists include John Randolph (USA), Bruce Tomb (USA), Douglas Kahn (USA), and Nigel Helyer (Australia).
Sound Legalities: Copyrights and Legislation and Fair Use
Although sound does not resemble tangible property, it is variously formed and reformed to fit legal structures. It is the shifts of legislation and the contests for ownership and definition that concern this panel. Panelists TBA.
Sound, Noise and Beating: From Affective Articulation to Critical Art Practice
This panel interprets the political turmoil, resistant impulses and cultural transformation in three divergent periods and their sound practices: from post WWII musique concrete and the avant garde of the 60's, industrial noise music, and the percussive practice of the 'new masculinity' movement. Panelists include Csaba Toth (USA), Barbara L Tischler (USA), and John Mowitt (USA). Moderated by Robert Walser (USA).