“An Ear Alone is Not a Being”, Talks at Journal Launch, 6. July in Dublin

Rachel O’Dwyer who ran the ‘Sound-Space-Network’ panel at ISEA last year (pictures here), is currently setting up an online academic journal on audio culture. On the 6th of July they are having a launch event next week in the Science Gallery Dublin to advertise their first call for papers. The evening of talks and discussions is titled “An Ear Alone is Not a Being” and features great speakers. This is the information they sent me:

“An Ear Alone is not a Being”

To what extent do our bodies shape listening experiences? What role do processes such as biofeedback and genetic algorithms play in contemporary musical practices? How are psychoacoustic effects deployed for and against the body? Can we think about listening in ways that extend beyond the ear to sensorial or haptic understandings of audition?
Audio Cultures in association with Science Gallery Dublin invites you to An Ear Alone is Not a Being, an evening of talks and discussion to mark the launch of a call for papers for the first issue of Interference, an online journal exploring the role of sound in cultural practices. In keeping with the first issue theme, the evening’s discussion will centre on the relationship between the body and acoustics, with scheduled talks exploring such diverse themes as the body as instrument, embodied music cognition, strategies for networked performances and affective responses to audio.

The evening will begin at 17.30 with refreshments, with the first talk beginning at 18:00 sharp. Following the presentations there will be a short breakout session at 19:00 with an opportunity to meet the speakers individually and discuss themes arising from the talks.
To confirm a place please contact: rachel.odwyer@interferencejournal.com


Sonia Cillari (IT) Performative Spaces and the Body as Interface

Dr. Teresa Dillon (IE) I am Here –

Dr. Franziska Schroeder (DE) Haptic Aurality – An Exploration of Networked Listening and Form


Paccar Theatre
Science Gallery
Trinity College Dublin


Tuesday July  6th, 2010
17:30 – 20:00


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