The “Music, Sound and the Reconfiguration of Public and Private Space” Conference was organised by Georgina Born and Tim Rice at CRASSH in Cambridge, 18-19 April 2008.
This was a fantastic conference featuring many highly relevant papers for the area of urban and mobile sound studies, and in general for the field of sound and music studies. The presenters read like a who is who of British and North American music and sound studies; the audience was not less prominent, with many familiar faces. It was a pleasure to meet Anne Kockelkorn, one of the organisers of the tuned city festival (July 2008) in Berlin, and we had interesting conversations about the intersection of sound and architecture, and the still very sparse academic interest in this area. I’m very much looking forward to discuss this in more detail in my paper at the conference in July. The following posts are about some of the conference talks and panels.