No sound exists on its own: The Global Composition
Considering the world’s objects as instruments, its inhabitants as their players and all sounds on the globe taking place simultaneously, leads to the imagination of a global composition. Any audible phenomenon is part of this huge ongoing concert which includes all living beings and unites them in – mostly unintentional and uncoordinated – collaboration. Soundmakers, listeners and those, requesting sounds as a commodity, are part of a system and often one and the same person.
You are invited to submit your scholarly, scientific and/or artistic proposals on sound related topics and issues. Proposals are invited for papers/posters, workshops, roundtable discussions, applied and artistic contributions, relating, but not limited to the conference’s main topics.
Suggested topics are:
– the idea of a collaborative and sustainable macro-soundscape or global composition
– sound design/soundscape design/soundscape creation
– influencing environmental sound – environmental sounds’ influences
– methods of perceiving/analyzing/creating/reconstructing soundscapes
– the role of technology and media in enhancing/obstructing sound(scape) awareness and critical listening
– (media) ecological approaches as the basis for listening cultures
– pedagogical aspects of listening
– media aesthetic/media cultural education
– recent research on environmental sound, acoustic ecology and related issues
Deadline for submission: March 1, 2012