This two day conference aims to present and unpack the shapes and possibilities of participatory sound art and music practices today. As an inherently relational phenomenon, sound has a privileged set of possibilities within so-called social Practice. In or outside of musical structures, sound vibrates against the distinction between producer and consumer, between spaces of reception and spaces of action, between abstract and applied art. It exists in the necessarily public space between us. By acting in such a way, sound and music open themselves up to a wide range of ethical and political questions: who speaks? in what form? to whom? on behalf of whom? who listens? who has authorship and who is paid? The conference will bring together practitioners active in the fields of music, sound, visual art, radio, theory, and activism in order to debate and carve out sound’s stake in the political. In addition to the symposium, three days of workshops will accompany the event, alongside an open forum where students and other participants can present their own work and get feedback. Talks and workshops in English.
WHO Bill Dietz, Tarek Atoui, James Saunders, Tim Parkinson, Carolyn Chen, David Helbich, Edyta Jarzab, Anna Raimondo, Jaume Ferrete, Brandon LaBelle, Care of Editions / Gerhard Schultz, Manuela Naveau, Frederik Le Roy
WHERE Symposium on 26-27 February 2018 in KASK Miry Concert Hall (Ghent) / Workshops and Open Forum (registration needed) on 28 February & 1-3 March at Q-O2 and Ictus (Brussels).
FEE symposium: free / workshops: 20 euro each, on registration only (firstname.lastname@example.org) / open forum: free, proposals (email@example.com) by February 1st.