WFAE: CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
September 8-11, 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 12, 2013 (Deadline) Call for Submissions Symposium on Acoustic Ecology: Proposals are invited for academic papers, study reports, posters, acousmatic and mixed format compositions informed by nature, sound installations and artistic contributions pertinent to the symposium theme. PhD students and early career researchers are especially encouraged to submit. The Symposium will take place 8-9 November 2013 at the Medway Campus, University of Kent, Kent, UK. The Symposium on Acoustic Ecology investigates soundscapes as complex sounding systems that change in space and time, and shape our understanding of the surrounding world. Soundscapes present analytical challenges relating to perception, spatio-temporal dynamics, effects of anthropogenic sounds on ecosystems, changing acoustic environments, acoustic biodiversity and unwanted sounds. New possibilities for archiving soundscape recordings or manipulating them have emerged during the last few decades, which raised the potential for composing with associative material. For further information on submissions and registration, please visit the Symposium website.
September 9, 2013 (Deadline) Call For Radio Projects. "ECHOES programme, we want to rethink and increase the radio role in the present media context. We consider radio a privileged way of broadcasting sound, due to its ability to intervene within local and international communities. Through our strategic partnership with stress.fm, radio covers and broadcasts the program in its whole, promoting the interaction between the audiences present in the events and the ones reached online. Online radio enables us to reach local, national and international audiences that can follow ECHOES program live or through podcast." Read More
September 15, 2013 (Deadline) Call for submissions - Symposium on Acoustic Ecology, University of Kent - November 8-9, 2013. The Symposium on Acoustic Ecology investigates soundscapes as complex sounding systems that change in space and time, and shape our understanding of the surrounding world. Read More about Submitting
September 15, 2013 (Deadline) Call for submissions: The Sound of Cultures. Recorded sound often provides the starting point for creative work within the practice of electroacoustic music. Means of accessing sounds and inspiration from all corners of the globe bring these aural and often so-called exotic experiences closer to us than ever before. High-quality portable recording technology, file sharing, networking and the Internet have all contributed to this ‘easy’ access, but what are the ethical considerations here? Should creators of sonic art assume unrestricted access or even proprietary rights over this substantial resource? Where does respect end and appropriation commence? And as audience members, how do we listen and respond to works that borrow, reconfigure and transform cultural/ethnic/exotic sounds? Read More.
September 23 - October 9, 2013. Sound Development City: Lisbon Lisbon and Marseille are as the points of departure and destination of this year’s expedition, which serves both as a metaphor and an instruction to the participants. The end of the expedition will be marked with a public presentation in Marseille. Nine Projects will be realized during this year’s expedition by 13 artists from France, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, South Africa, Canada and the USA. They were selected by the Jury – Muda Mathis (CH), Christine Bouvier (F), Manuel Henriques (P), Martin Heller and Gabriel Bachmann (Sound Development) – from 200 project proposals from all over the world. Read More
September 30, 2013 (Deadline) Call for authors. Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, please contact Michele Chase, Author Manager, email@example.com. Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines.
September 26-29, 2013 The LAK Festival of Nordic Sound Art, Copenhagen. 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 2-4, 2013 Conference: TECNIACUSTICA© 2013 - The 42nd Spanish Congress on Acoustics and the Iberian Encounter on Acoustics - will be held at the Palacio Conde Ansurez of the University of Valladolid. The technical program will include plenary lectures, invited and contributed papers covering all aspects of acoustics. There will be a technical exposition –EXPOACUSTICA© 2013- highlighting the latest advances in acoustics. Read More.
October 3-5, 2013 Personal Soundscapes | Musikprotokoll & Kunstradio. 'Personal Soundscapes' is an online project initiated by the festival ORF musikprotokoll and the radio programme ORF Kunstradio. It motivates students and audio enthusiasts to collect sounds in their personal environments and create artworks from these. 'Personal Soundscapes' provides tools to record and upload sounds with smartphones and will organise a workshop lead by Volkmar Klien. To provide more context to the students' works and the workshop at the musikprotokoll we invite artists working in the field to share with us pieces centering on their own personal soundscapes. A selection of these soundscape compositions will be presented at the festival ORF musikprotokoll from October 3rd - 6th 2013 in Graz/Austria as well as the radio program 'Kunstradio' on Austrian National Broadcasting corporation's Ö1 (www.kunstradio.at). While unfortunately we cannot offer you a fee for participation, we – as a matter of course - will pay royalties for pieces included in the Kunstradio broadcast on October 6th 2013. For more information, please
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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.
October 4-6, 2013 Conference: Functional Sounds – First International ESSA Conference, Berlin. The conference will focus on existing as well as emergent and cutting-edge approaches to functional sound design, sonification, auditory culture, everyday soundscapes, artistic concepts and popular culture. In particular, the conference will encourage presentations that include both theoretical and practical aspects and presentations that address everyday contexts within which sound—in its relation to media, technology, and the arts—is constitutive for new ways of thinking, listening, and becoming. Read More.
October 5-9 Sound Development City: Marseille - Lisbon and Marseille are as the points of departure and destination of this year’s expedition, which serves both as a metaphor and an instruction to the participants. The end of the expedition will be marked with a public presentation in Marseille. Nine Projects will be realized during this year’s expedition by 13 artists from France, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, South Africa, Canada and the USA. They were selected by the Jury – Muda Mathis (CH), Christine Bouvier (F), Manuel Henriques (P), Martin Heller and Gabriel Bachmann (Sound Development) – from 200 project proposals from all over the world. Read More
October 15, 2013 (Deadline) Call for Eco Scores -InnoVox is excited to host their first Green Concert that will be centered around environmental awareness and welcomes your involvement! The concert will take place in December, 2013 at the ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NYC. It will present works chosen from our Call for Scores. We are seeking acoustic, electro-acoustic, and electronic works that will inspire audience members to broaden their awareness of their natural environment through sound. We encourage collaborative submissions that incorporate other mediums, such as film, dance, and other visual arts. With the support of Joel Chadabe, founder of Ear to the Earth, and the Electronic Music Foundation, we are hoping to use our strength as musicians to communicate our love and concern for the future of the natural environment. Read More
October 15, 2013 (Deadline) Call for papers. "It’s time to stand on our tiptoes and peer over the horizon. For Volume 24 of Leonardo Music Journal we solicit articles (papers of up to 3000 words) and shorter statements (750 to 1000 words) from artists born after 1975, addressing the impact of emerging technological resources on new aesthetic movements. We are particularly interested in contributions from artists from underrepresented communities. Interested artists are invited to submit a short proposal by 15 October 2013 to Editor-in-Chief Nic Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More.
October 18-21, 2013 Workshop: Cetacean echolocation and outer space neutrinos: ethnology 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.
November 8-9, 2013. Symposium on Acoustic Ecology. Medway Campus, University of Kent, Kent, UK. The Symposium on Acoustic Ecology investigates soundscapes as complex sounding systems that change in space and time, and shape our understanding of the surrounding world. Soundscapes present analytical challenges relating to perception, spatio-temporal dynamics, effects of anthropogenic sounds on ecosystems, changing acoustic environments, acoustic biodiversity and unwanted sounds. New possibilities for archiving soundscape recordings or manipulating them have emerged during the last few decades, which raised the potential for composing with associative material. Read More.
November 19th - December 3rd, 2013 Workshop: SONIC MMABOLELA 1st Annual Workshop/Residency for sound artists and composers at Mmabolela Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa. ‘Sonic Mmabolela’ is a 2-week workshop/residency for professional and semiprofessional sound artists and composers with previous experience in the area of sound experimentation and field recordings. It takes place at Mmabolela Reserve, in the Limpopo province of South Africa, right at the border with Botswana. It involves field work, studio work and theoretical/discussion presentations. The workshop/residency has a special focus on creative approaches to the work with field recordings, through an extensive exploration of natural sound environments. It does not have a technical character but is instead conceived and directed towards the development and realization of projects of sonic creation by the participant artists/composers with the field recordings gathered. Read More.
December 1, 2013 9 Extended Call for Special Issue: “Sound, Environment, and Action” Music & Politics The Spring 2014 issue of Music & Politics (7/2) will be dedicated to exploring the intersections of music, culture, and the environment as it pertains to politically charged topics. This issue aims to build knowledge around the "politics" of musical works, communities, and practices that share a correlation (consciously or unconsciously) to broader environmental themes. Bringing the topic of "politics" into conversation with "music" and "environment" not only opens up myriad discursive routes, but also raises a multitude of questions regarding the communication of ideas concerning the natural world through sound. For example, what role(s) does music play in environmental activism? In what ways do artists respond to environmental crises? How is the creation of music (from instrument building to performance) tethered to environmental policy?
This call is open, but not limited, to the following topics:
- Environmental justice
- Responses to natural disaster
- Environmental crisis
- Physical borders
- Natural environments versus constructed environments
- Resource Management
- Acoustic Ecology
We look forward to submissions that critically engage the "politics" of music and the environment.
December 1, 2013: Submission of a draft manuscript. The article should be 4,000 to 9,000 words in length. Include a title, full contact details for the author(s), and a 250-word (maximum) abstract. Submissions should be sent as a Word file to Tyler Kinnear, Guest Editor: tkinnear at
alumni.ubc.ca. Music & Politics welcomes the inclusion of images, audio files, and video footage. If submitting supplementary material that exceeds 20MB, contact the Guest Editor to coordinate submission of these files.
January 2, 2014: Authors will be notified of whether or not a final paper should be submitted. Information on formatting can be found at: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mp/submit All articles will be double blind peer-reviewed prior to final submission for publication. Address inquiries to Tyler Kinnear: tkinnear at alumni.ubc.ca
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.
January 14, 2014 (Deadline) Call for Submissions. Organized Sound: An International Journal of Music and Technology. Issue thematic title: Mediation: Notation and Communication in Electroacoustic Music Performance. Electroacoustic Music created in real-time is understood as much by the means through which realisers communicate as it is by its sound pallet. Read More.
February 19-22, 2014 Conference: Archaeoacoustics: The Archaeology of Sound, Malta. Researchers around the globe are now taking note of unusual sound behavior in the world's sacred places and earliest buildings, including Malta's megalithic temples. The question goes beyond: Did ancient people try to control sound? to wondering: Why? Our goal during this event is to pull together information and experience from a wide range of sources, seeking a thread that identifies the most fundamental application of the human experience of hearing. Read More.
Apri 1, 2014 (Deadline) Call for submissions Sound in the Land 2013. Sound in the Land 2014 – Music and the Environment – is a Festival/Conference of Mennonites and music scheduled for June 5 – 8, 2014 at Conrad Grebel/University of Waterloo. This event will seek to explore and discover new ways of hearing the earth, listening to the environment, and creating musical and scholarly responses to what we hear. Read More.
June 5-28, 2014 Conference: Sound in the Land 2014 - Sound in the Land 2014 will explore music and the environment while discovering new Mennonite perspectives. As a sequel to the highly successful Sound in the Lands 2009 (which explored Mennonite music across borders and boundaries), and Sound in the Land 2004 (which dealt with Mennonite musical diversities), Sound in the Land 2014 is both a festival with multiple concerts, performances and workshops featuring many musical styles, and an academic conference with papers and presentations exploring the new field of “ecomusicology” (music and the environment) from various Mennonite perspectives, locally and globally. R. Murray Schafer, well-known Canadian composer/founder of World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, has consented to be a keynote speaker. Read More.
July 1-4, 2014 Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Tampere, Finland . The 10th Crossroads Conference in Cultural Studies will be hosted by the School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT) at the University of Tampere jointly with the Society for Cultural Studies in Finland and the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS). 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.