WFAE: EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
HEARING LANDSCAPE CRITICALLY CONFERENCE
January 14-16 2015 at Harvard
Online registration for the third Hearing Landscape Critically conference is now available. The aim of this three-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust is to transform our sense of sound in landscape, and to document, investigate, and provoke critical encounters between the social and acoustic agents involved in the formations of landscape. The network embraces an interdisciplinary methodology and brings together scholars from diverse geographical contexts and academic fields (including art history, literary studies, and cultural geography) alongside creative practitioners, prompting new ways of thinking about sound, music, space, and place. Invited speakers include Brandon Labelle (Bergen Academy of Art and Design), Bruce Smith (University of Southern California), Holly Watkins (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester), Kay Shelemay (Harvard University), Nancy Guy (University of California San Diego), Daniel Grimley (Oxford University).
MEGAPOLIS FEST 2015
Proposals due February 15, 2015.
During the weekend of June 5th to 7th, 2015, the fourth MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival hits Oakland CA USA, as well as many stupendous and never horrendous ear sounds. There are two categories of submissions: (1) Propose a session, tour, soundwalk, workshop, miscellaneous thing, or (2) propose an installation. Three grants are available this year for $1000 each to install something at the festival. Check the guidelines on the website. This year’s theme: the frontier. The theoretical frontier, expansion of boundaries, extreme limits, Frontier Thesis, egalitarianism, the taming of the frontier from exploration through urban development, even the lack of interest in high culture and all that. Take that where you will.
SOUND STUDIES: ART, EXPERIENCE, POLITICS
July 8-10, 2015
Proposal Deadline March 15th 2015
Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics is a three-day conference featuring leading researchers and artists in the field. The conference will include presentations by leading academics, as well as a sound art installation by an artist in residence, and an evening Sound Art and Criticism Salon. Conference sessions will include papers on
Gendered Sounds, Sound, Conflict & War, Urban Phonography, and Sound, Embodiment & the Multisensory.
March 27-29, 2015
An exciting conference taking place at Arizona State University March 27-29, 2015 that brings acoustic ecology into conversation with current issues in sustainability, urban development, and climate change. Check out the Balance/Unbalance website to learn more!
INTERNATIONAL BIOACOUSTIC CONFERENCE (IBAC) 2015
September 7-12, 2015
The website to the “XXV International Bioacoustic Conference IBAC 2015" is open. The objective of the IBAC meeting is to promote international participation throughout the entire field of bioacoustical activity. The subject of bioacoustics is principally a marriage between the fields of biology and physical acoustics. Given its multidisciplinary nature, IBAC aims to bring together biologists from different specialisms (ecologists, ethologists, physiologists, taxonomists, etc) with engineers, sound archivists and amateur sound recordists, to foster discussion and exchange of ideas.
ACOUSTIC DIMENSIONS OF COMMUNICATION I
May 11-August 10 2015
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. This distance education course in Acoustic Communication from Simon Fraser University is now available for international students though Open University in Canada. Enrollments for the summer offering of this course (May 11 - August 10), open on February 23, 2015. Contact Susan Frykberg (course writer and teacher), for more information.
August 9-12, 2015
The 2015 conference on noise control will be held in San Francisco August 9-12, 2015. The topics presented at the Inter.Noise conference include a variety of audio and acoustical topics relevant to sound. Papers from this year's conference are avaialble under the Resources page.