Call for CD-Submissions
Shared, Recreated memories of sound environments
Occurrences, places, happenings that left in our memories, with, because of their specific sounds, sound environments. Ask someone to tell you about his memories about sounds or sound environments that are left in his mind, and recreate them.
Project aim is to support and stimulate the working in he field of the sound design.
Prepare your works in the following format: mp3/ogg 192kbit 44100Hz stereo/mono (you can participate with two or more submissions) and send URL/CD from where your works could be downloaded and then added into the project base. http://nml.cult.bg/aural_memories
Fill in the ID3 tag with, your name, information on the sound environment reminiscence you have recreated, copyright information, contact information.
Contact Ivan Bachev, email@example.com, Bulgaria, Yambol 8600, Bojadjik str. 2a
Call For Papers. RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2005
Urban Sustainability: Rethinking Senses of Place
Kensington Gore, London, 31 August – 2 September 2005
Session sponsored by Urban Geography Research Group http://www.rgs.org/category.php?page=3resann05int
The environment is experienced through all our senses and yet more attention is paid to the visual experience than the experience through our other senses. Macnaghten and Urry (1998) refer to the ‘primacy of the visual’, and Bull (2000) goes further by saying there is no contemporary account of the auditory nature of everyday experience in urban and cultural studies. The acoustic component of the urban environment has mainly been investigated in relation to noise pollution. However, some pioneering studies have looked at the influence of sounds on landscape preference, for example Carles et al (1999) analysed the relationship between sound and image in determining landscape value, and Southworth (1969) determined that the visual experience of cities is not independent of the sound experience. Classen et al (1995) refer to an ‘olfactory silence’ and argue that the sociology of smell is repressed in the modern West, and that its social history has been ignored.
But what is the relationship between the auditory, the visual, the olfactory and sustainability? And what of the other senses? Touch and tactile experience, taste? This session seeks to explore the politics, practices and geographies of the senses in understanding our urban environment, in particular in relation to sustainability. A focus on the hegemony of the visual can help us analyse how sustainability of the urban environment is framed by addressing questions about: how people relate to and interact with their urban environments; how the senses complement each other in producing a perspective of the urban; along what new trajectories can research into sustainability evolve to produce richer understandings of the urban; what are the methodological, empirical, theoretical and ethical implications of such a sensory turn?
The session organisers invite proposals for papers that present research falling within this broad theme. Theoretical and empirical contributions are welcomed that address:
This call is open to all but might particularly interest scholars researching in areas of urban geography, sociology of place, built environment, urban planning, policy research, sustainable development.
Proposals for papers, with a short abstract, should be sent to either of the co-organisers, Mags Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Simon Guy (S.C.Guy@newcastle.ac.uk) by 4th January 2005, although abstracts will continue to be accepted until 31 January 2005.
The following Audio Visual equipment will be available: OHP / Screen, 35 mm slide projector, Data projector / laptop, video/DVD player and CD player
Dr Mags Adams, Acoustics Research Centre, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT
Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0) 161 295 4599
Professor Simon Guy, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 7RU
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 191 222 5408
Call for CD-Submissions.
Michael Ruesenberg still welcomes CD-submissions,
to be checked for broadcast on his radio show
"DemoMode" on WDR3 (Cologne).
That could be anything out of soundscape composition
and/or soundscape documentation.
There is one show left for 2004, in early December.
Call for Submissions|
Deadline Jan. 1st, 2005
FO A RM magazine #4 (topography)
By gathering together a variety of perspectives, methods and articulations, from the extravagant to the pedestrian (and those in between), we hope to discover the outline of a resonant subject. Our interests include (but are not limited to) writings on sound, film, performance and culture.
“Topography” treats the movement over, through or across a landscape and an act of documenting, utilizing or noticing an interaction with that landscape. It concerns a mapping of the points between self and space - traversing and/or transforming natural and urban environments.
We especially encourage cross-genre work: research, essays, maps, scores, documentation, investigative poetics, etc. Please send electronic copies (Word, Photoshop or Quark compatible) to: email@example.com or hard copies to Bethany Wright, 122 Gates Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Club Transmediale.05 Conference:[ Splendid Isolation]
- International festival for electronic music and related visual arts
- Urban and Rural Flows and Counterflows in Electronic Music and Related Media
Date: 10.-12. Feb. 2005, Berlin, Germany
The relationship between communication technologies and the city has been a long and complicated one! , where the density of communicative activity has often been taken as defining characteristic of urban life. By contrast, rural areas have been idealized and marked by the relative absence of these technologies, a perception which tends to obscure the social and spatial consequences of communication technologies there. Out of this dichotomous set of associations has emerged a constellation of forces, ideas, images and experiences which have defined both the city and rural zones in unique and singular ways.
The history of art and music bears many traces of this productive tension, in which being immersed in city life and rural hermitage act as polar opposites. Popular music has been identified with contrapuntal movements that fluctuate between the celebration and derogation of both the rural and the urban. Within this interplay, various technologies, in particular electronic communication, have provided the principle forms of mediation b! etween urban and rural areas, bridging and binding people and places in multiple ways and creating new hybrid territories situated within a shared mediasphere. In this context, the challenges of cultural production in and between rural and urban regions continue to be inflected by the specific demands of electronic/digital production, distribution and consumption.
This conference intends to address topics relating to the many debates and discourses produced by the intersection of cultural production, electronic arts/media, and social relations in urban and rural settings.
The conference will be held in English. For more information see: http://www.clubtransmediale.de
A Competition for Collecting Soundscapes
Finnish Association of Acoustic Ecology
15.9.2004 – 30.6.2005
||One Hundred Finnish Soundscapes in a nationwide competition open for all participants. The time span of the competition is from September 15, 2004 to June 30, 2005. The competition is about collecting descriptions and observations about soundscapes within Finnish geographical borders.
The aim is to gather up soundscapes of the entrants by using their regional knowledge of the versatile Finnish soundscapes both in cities and rural regions.
After receiving the answers a part of them will be recorded, listed to the archives and finally compiled to a recording. The already recorded sounds can be listened to and commented on the following web pages: http://www.100aanimaisemaa.fi/aanimaisemat.php. The award sum of 1000 euros will be divided between three entrants. There are also CD and book prizes to be cast among all entrants. The results of the competition will be announced on the day of Helinä (tinkle) on February 20, 2006.
One Hundred Finnish Soundscapes is a three-year project of soundscape recording, conservation and research. It is organized by The Finnish Association of Acoustic Ecology in collaboration with folklore archive of the Finnish Literature Society, the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE), the school of art media in Tampere Polytechnic and the musicology departments of Turku and Tampere Universities. The project wishes to thank The Finnish Cultural Foundation for support.
Instructions for participation in english: