July - 2006
- July 7-15: Sound Symposium, St. John's NL, Canada
- July 13-15: Digital Arts Week, Zurich, Switzerland
August - 2006
- August 22-26: 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologna, Italy
October - 2006
- TBA: Ear to Earth Festival - New York City, NY, USA
November - 2006
- November 02-06: WFAE Conference - Hirosaki, Japan
September - 2006
- September 10 -12: Sound, Music, and the Moving Image - London
March - 2007
- March 1-3 2007 Santa Fe International Festival of Electroacoustic Music
Also See: Sound Science Conference listings posted on the Acoustic Ecology Institute web site.
- Summer Workshops - Brazil
- Rochester - Soundscape Society monthly meetings
- DRIFT Radio - ongoing online broadcasts
- "Cathode Immersions" Prepared and Improvised Radio
- Fieldwork - Radio 2SER Weekly Broadcast
- Other Voices - Other Sounds
Sound Symposium XIII
July 7-15, 2006
St. John's, NL, Canada
A nine-day festival of sound, artistry, exploration and collaboration set in the oldest city in North America... an explosion of creativity on the edge of the continent... an unforgettable experience. See web site for more information.
Digital Art Week 2006
July 13-15, 2006
VisDome of the ETH
The Digital Art Weeks of the ETH Zurich in collaboration with the Stereolith Company sent out a call to sound artists for two channel soundscape works. The works chosen from those submitted were selected on their ability to "evoke" the presence of things or beings in space
to the extent in which the each work "immerses" the listener into a completely imaginary sonic environment. The effect of evocation and immersion found in the works are enhanced by the Stereolith Loudspeaker System at playback. Unlike traditional loudspeaker configurations, this incorporates both the "left" and the "right" channels into a single construction. In this way, the system can be installed at any point within the listening space, allowing the listener to experience each work from any point within the space as if it was a live event.
All of the selected works will be presented during the Digital Art Weeks 2006 from the 13th to the 15th of July 2006 in the VisDome of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The contents of the program falls into three distinct categories, all of which focus on immersing the
listener into a completely imaginary sonic environment. The first category "Real Worlds" can be linked back to sounds known to us from the world around us. However, these sounds are extended at times by including sounds created by electronic means. The artificially generated sounds blend into to the natural sounds in a variety of unique ways, thus provided the listener with an enhanced variant of the known sound world. The second category "Virtual Worlds", in contrast to the first one, uses only artificially generated sounds in order to create an immersive environment that evokes a natural one. The works falling under the third category, "Other Worlds" include
attributions found in the first two categories, but most often in juxtaposition.
All of the selected soundscape works can be heard at the following URL below. Information about the artists and their works is also available.www.digitalartweeks.ethz.ch
We would like to thank all of the artists who submitted works, the ETH Zurich for the technical support, the Stereolith Speaker Company for the generous donation of loudspeakers, and the organizers of the DAW06 for making this event possible.
August 22-26, 2006
Ninth International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition
Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
The 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC9) will be hosted by the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 22nd-26th, August, 2006.
The ICMPC9 conference follows the meetings of the music perception and cognition research community in Kyoto, Japan (1989), Los Angeles, U.S.A. (1992), Liège, Belgium (1994), Montreal, Canada (1996),Seoul, South Korea (1998), Keele, UK (2000), Sydney, Australia (2002), and Evanston, USA (2004). The ICMPC9 conference will also host the 6thTriennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM6). Previous ESCOM conferences were,in Trieste, Italy (1991), Liège, Belgium (1994), Uppsala, Sweden (1997), Keele, UK (2000) and Hannover, Germany (2003). The ICMPC9 conference will be sponsored by the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM).
Other participating societies include: the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), the Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (APSCOM), the Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS), the Japanese Society for Music Perception and Cognition (JSMPC), the Korean Society for Music Perception and Cognition (KSMPC), and the Argentine Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (SACCOM). The ICMPC9 conference is also supported by the International Society for Music Education (ISME).
The focus of the ICMPC9 conference is interdisciplinary discussion and dissemination of new, unpublished research relating to the field of music perception, cognition and education. The conference will have relevance for university and industry researchers and graduate students working in psychology, music theory and composition, psychophysics, music performance and education, music therapy and music medicine, neurophysiology, ethnomusicology, developmental psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, and computer technology.
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Submissions are invited for: (1) spoken papers, (2) symposia, (3) workshops, (4) poster presentations (5) demonstrations. Call for papers will be June 1st, 2005. The deadline for submissions to the ICMPC9 Conference is December 31st, 2005. Details of submission format, procedure, and deadlines will be found on the Conference web site (www.icmpc2006.org).
The conference will be held in the Medieval centre of Bologna, one of the most remarkable attractions in Italy.The Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (www.eng.unibo.it) is the oldest university in the Western world (its records go back to 1088) with important musical traditions. Excursions to main attractions and live music performances will be scheduled.
Visit the ICMPC9 Conference web site: www.icmpc2006.org. We look forward to welcoming you to Bologna in August 2006!
Anna Rita Addessi
Sound, Music and the Moving Image
September 10 -12, 2007
Institute of Musical Research
Senate House, University of London
Research in sound and music on screen is now gaining a momentum which is reflected, in turn, in the variety of approaches it embraces. Bringing together practitioners and scholars from different disciplines, the conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on and challenge prevailing methodologies and concepts in sound/music and image scholarship, and to speculate on future directions. A full programme of screenings and related events will be organized.
The conference immediately precedes .Musicology and Recordings., the combined CHARM (Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music) and Royal Musical Association annual meeting (13-15 September, Royal Holloway, University of London).
A call for papers will be issued in due course; keynote speakers will also be announced. Updates and further details will be posted on the conference website as they become available:
www.sas.ac.uk/imr.html follow the 'Events Programme' link.
Programme-related enquiries: email@example.com
Local arrangements enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Ear To Earth Festival
New York City
An Ear to the Earth is a festival organized by the Electronic Music Foundation (EMF) in collaboration with a host of acoustic ecology and digital arts organizations, has been re-scheduled from March 2006 to October 6-14, 2006. For more details about the events being planned and to get involved, visit the Ear to the Earth website.
November 2-6, 2006
This event is the next major international gathering of minds and the first to be hosted by our affiliate, Japanese Association for Sound Ecology (JASE) in collaboration with Hirosaki University. This much anticipated event should prove to be a wonderful opportunity for the acoustic ecology community to share ideas and embrace the culture and environment of this exotic and unique location in northern Japan. Details online: http://www.saj.gr.jp/en/hirosaki/WFAE2006.html
March 1-3 2007
2007 Santa Fe International Festival of Electroacoustic Music
College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe New Mexico, USA
SFIFEM has a 10-year history of presenting cutting-edge international electroacoustic music performances, broadcasts, and installations in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information, see the festival website.
- Composer in Residence - James Tenney
- Featured Composer/Performer - Joan La Barbara
- Featured Composer - Diane Thome
- More composers & performers TBA
- Live Performances: 1-3 March 2007
- Radio Broadcasts: February 2007
- Indoor Sound Installations: February-March 2007
Summer Workshops - Brazil
Rochester Soundscape Society
Rochester, New York, USA
All are welcome at the meetings of Rochester Soundscape Society, First Tuesday of every month, Maplewood YMCA, 6:30 pm, 25 Driving Park Ave., Rochester NY 14613. Our main focus is reducing noise.
Fieldwork - Radio 2SER Weekly Broadcast
Sunday Nights 10.30-12.00 (Sydney Time)
Streaming on www.2ser.com
Fieldwork is dedicated to environmental recordings and sound art compositions using environmental textures. Each week is devoted to an aspect of a monthly theme. for april -may this is 'life acoustic' - covering insects, birds and mammals. The first broadcast features micro recordings of insects around Marrackville and other insect recordings around the world. We are happy to play raw, treated or composed works. Expressions of interest can be emailed to Adam Hulbert at email@example.com.
Recordings can be sent directly to:
Fieldwork at Radio 2SER,
Level 26, Building 1, UTS
1 Broadway Rd, Ultimo NSW 2007
DRIFT - an exploration of sound art and experimental music featuring radio broadcasts, moving image, publications, and live events. DRIFT is a platform for artists from Scotland and beyond, a gateway to these emerging cultural forms. DRIFT will take place throughout 2004.
To listen to the audio stream online or for further information visit the DRIFT web site at http://www.mediascot.org/drift
Cathode Immersions: Prepared and Improvised Radio
On Air Broadcast: 12pm -1.30 thurs Sydney 2SER 107.3
Streaming Online: 12pm -1.30 thurs (Sydney Time) www.2SER.com
Since starting out in 2002, Cathode Immersions has developed its own approach to improvised and prepared radio - combining compositions, field recordings of Sydney City and surrounding national parks with a real time remixing of 'free to air' television into a pulsing acoustic space. Originally the intention was to alter the experience of late night television by providing a new context, but as time has passed increasingly the aesthetics of improvised collaboration and imaginative listening have developed into a coherent aesthetic and we have a much stronger sense of creating space. The introduction of a weekly themes has meant that as well as live drones, audio mulching and instrumentation, we've been increasingly able to introduce our own field recordings, sounds of electromagnetic phenomena, recordings by acoustic ecologists and established field recordists, and generally take the television 'outside'.
We're always happy to play recordings from around the world, and interested in collaborations, especially from artists working within Acoustic Ecology, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Adam Hulbert: Composer and AFAE member, currently involved in postgraduate research on 'Implosive Listening', based within the School of Social Ecology at University of Western Sydney.
- Sandy McLeod: Tai Chi instructor and CDJ for cathode, follows in the footsteps of his father Jim McLeod, Sydney on-air jazz icon.