WFAE: CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
April 1, 2013 Call For Proposals for papers, lecture-recitals, special sessions of 2 to 4 panelists, compositions and performances to be presented at TES 2013. The Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) are pleased to announce the 7th edition of the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium (TES). TES has become a consistently creative and cohesive point of contact between diverse international electroacoustic (EA) communities and the Toronto scene. The symposium will take place in Toronto at New Adventures in Sound Arts facilities at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, from 14-17 August 2013. Read More.
April 4-7, 2013 Conference: Annual British Forum for Ethonomusicology. The theme of 'Ethnomusicology in the Digital Age' - will be a joint meeting of the BFE and the International Council for Traditional Music-Ireland. The conference will be hosted by Queen's University in Belfast Read More.
April 19-21, 2013 Event: 2013 MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival. Based at the New School in New York City this weekend-long, multi-venue event will be dedicated to the craft of DIY audio creation. Artists, documentarians, musicians, and fans come together to share secrets on producing and presenting challenging audio works online, on-air, and on the stage. Read More.
May-August Distance Education Course: Acoustic Dimensions of Communication I AFAE member Susan Frykberg will be teaching a distance education course for Simon Fraser University on sound and soundscape during the summer semester. This is "...a course designed to develop the student's perception and understanding of sound and its behavior in the interpersonal, social, environmental, media and creative fields. The acoustic and psychoacoustic bases of sound will be introduced with special reference to acoustic design, the electroacoustic media, and sonic environments." Read More.
May, 9-12, 2013 Event: Linux Audio Conference (LAC). This year's conference is hosted by IEM, Graz, in cooperation with local artists and FLOSS enthusiasts. The Linux Audio Conference is an international conference that brings together musicians, sound artists, software developers and researchers, working with Linux as an open, stable, professional platform for audio and media research and music production. LAC includes paper sessions, workshops, and a diverse program of electronic music. Read More.
May 17-20, 2013 Symposium: TransX Transmission Art Symposium. The symposium will take place in Toronto at the Wychwood Theatre and NAISA’s facilities at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. As in preceding years, the symposium will include workshops, installations and performances also part of the annual the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art. At the heart of the symposium will be keynote lectures by Tetsuo Kogawa (via live-feed) and Anna Friz (Deep Wireless’ featured artist). Read More.
May 18, 2013 Nature Sounds Society Annual Tech Talk. San Francisco area (USA) Learn basics of field recording and try out gear. From 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM at Dan Dugan Sound Design Studios. Read More
May 27, 28, 29, 2013 Symposium: Music and Ecologies of Sound. An International Symposium to be held the University Paris 8. The new disciplinary field of the ecology of sound is characterized by its interdisciplinarity, which intertwines references to arts and sciences, to exact sciences and human sciences. Read More.
May 31-June 2, Event: 2013 Conference: Balance Unbalance. Balance-Unbalance is an International Conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities. Read More.
May 31, 2013 Application Deadline for Nodar Summer School 2013: Documenting and reinventing the memory of a territory/ An intensive program of theoretical seminars and fieldwork artistic practice. Locations: Rural villages of Gralheira Mountain Range, São Pedro do Sul (Portugal) Read More
May 31, 2013 Call for Presentations: ARS CONTACTUS – International Forum of Dialogical Arts Areas: site-specific art, context-specific art, community-based art, public space art, litorallist art, land art, interactive art, art and science, art and literature, art and verbality, radio art, sound art, art and ethnography, art and anthropology, performance art, relational art. Event date: December, 5th – 8th, 2013. Hotel do Parque Termas de São Pedro do Sul, Portugal. Read More.
June 13-20, 2013 Workshop: Wildlife Sound Recording in Iceland with Chris Watson. A unique opportunity to spend several days recording the sounds of spring in Iceland with Chris Watson, a leading figure in the world of wildlife sound recording, and field recordist and composer Jez riley French. The group will be based in Lysuholl in the west of Iceland on the south coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. As well as recording the wildlife the group will be visiting glaciers, caves, waterfalls, volcano craters, lava beaches, geysirs (Icelandic spelling!). Read More.
June 21-23, 2013 Workshop: NSS 9th Annual Field Recording Workshop. San Francisco State University’s Yuba Pass Field Station, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. This is an opportunity for participants to learn about nature sound recording and technical equipment during daily sessions in the field with experienced recordists. Evening presentations on various topics. Read More.
July 7 -12, 2013 Conference: The first International Conference on Deep Listening. Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Troy, NY. Deep Listening: Art/Science invites practitioners and scholars to consider the experience of this practice and its use in creation, communication and education. This conference equally invites scientific and philosophical discussions that describe the efficacy of the approach or point towards new directions or applications of Deep Listening. Read More.
July 16-22, 2013 Nodar Summer School 2013: Documenting and reinventing the memory of a territory/ An intensive program of theoretical seminars and fieldwork artistic practice. Locations: Rural villages of Gralheira Mountain Range, São Pedro do Sul (Portugal) Read More
September 9-11, 2013 Symposium: Hearing Landscape Critically: Music, Place, and the Spaces of Sound. Stellenbosch University, Cape Town South Africa. The Stellenbosch symposium marks the continuation of an inter-disciplinary and inter-continental project addressing the intersections and cross-articulations of landscape, music, and the spaces of sound. Read More.
September 30 - October 2, 2013 Conference: Sounds, noise and music for re-thinking sustainable city and econeighborhood. The conference will offer a platform for interdisciplinary dialog and presentations of innovative research and development in the field of integrating sound in sustainable architecture, sustainable building, urban design and city planning, covering a wide range of subjects from sonic geography, sonic ecology and soundscapes to the noise carthography, noise abatement and recent developments of sound design in general. Special emphasis will be given to the improvement of the Sound environment of touristic places and of the role that Sound can have for city attractiveness and sustainable tourism in cities. Read More
September 30 - October 1, 2013 Conference: EcHoPolis. Athens, Greece. The conference will offer a platform for interdisciplinary dialog and presentations of innovative research and development in the field of integrating sound in sustainable architecture, sustainable building, urban design and city planning, covering a wide range of subjects from sonic geography, sonic ecology and soundscapes to the noise carthography, noise abatement and recent developments of sound design in general. Special emphasis will be given to the improvement of the Sound environment of touristic places and of the role that Sound can have for city attractiveness and sustainable tourism in cities. Read More.
October 4-6, 2013 Event: Functional Sounds: Auditory Culture and Sound Concepts in Every Day Life. Humboldt-Universitat Zu Berlin. The 1st International conference of the European Sound Studies Association addresses issues related to those functional sounds that are core elements in contemporary culture. The conference aims to show and discuss how functional sounds are taken up – as objects of study and as design practices – by artists, sound designers, architects and scholars of art and architecture, by those who study anthropology, musicology and sociology, and to what effect? Read More.
December 5, 2013 – International Forum ARS CONTACTUS - Dialogical Arts. Hotel do Parque Termas de São Pedro do Sul, Portugal. ARS CONTACTUS is an international scientific and artistic forum dealing with dialogical arts, that is with the present proliferation of contemporary artists working in close contact with a wide range of real-life connections that go beyond strict artistic aspects, being social, anthropological, territorial, scientific or technological. The forum tries to map new strategies, concepts and techniques for smart approaches to these links between art and life, thus avoiding the common traps of social-correctness, art world elitism or political misuses of public or community-based art works. Read More.
October 18-21, 2013 Workshop: Cetacean echolocation and outer space neutrinos: ethologyand physics for an interdisciplinary approach to underwater bioacoustics and detection of astrophysical particles. (Erice, Sicily) The workshop will focus on the study of the acoustic behaviour of marine mammals, on the acoustic detection of neutrinos in the sea, on the sharing of detection technologies, and on the related technological challenges with a wide interdisciplinary approach. Read More.
Open Call: Spazioersetti, a privately funded exhibition venue based in Udine, north-east Italy dedicated to sound and space. It is currently accepting proposals for multi-channel sound installations to be exhibited. Works works must clearly focus on the relationship between sound and space, i.e. we are interested in sounds that are evidence of a dimension, a position, a proportion. Read More.
OpenCall: Margaret Noble, is hoping to post recordings of your environment, sound art, home made instruments and other audio oddities on her Sound Is Art blog site. There is be no compensation for these submissions but hopefully some satisfaction in sharing. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.