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Reembodied Sound: A Symposium & Festival of Transducer-based Music and Sonic Art

7-8 avril 2017, New York
Submission deadline: February 1
Notifications of decisions: February 10
Website:  http://blogs.cuit.columbia.edu/reembodiedsound/

Computer Music Center at Columbia University, Prentis Hall, 632 West 125th Street, New York, NY 1002

Reembodied Sound is an interdisciplinary symposium focusing on the increasing use of transducers in music and sonic art, a subject which has received scant attention as a unified practice. While transducers have been used by artists since their inception, recent years have seen an increasing prevalence of surface speakers or “sound exciters” in musical composition, sound installation, and sound art. In essence, sound is taken from its original source and “reembodied” into a new object (or recursively back into the original source) such as a metal sheet, piano, or other resonant object, often with the addition of mixed synthesis and other computer-based processes.

This event brings together composers, sound artists, scholars, researchers, and engineers to investigate issues of aesthetics, ethnography, technical design, compositional techniques, and pedagogy in order to share practical information, inspire artists with new tools and new possibilities, and to lay a foundation for scholarly discourse and technological investigation.

Among the issues to be investigated during this symposium are:

• Does this growing trend represent an emerging practice, one that could be seen as parallel to, or perhaps in opposition to, the use of loudspeakers?

• Are there shared aesthetic concerns among the artists?

• Do the practitioners of “reembodied sound” constitute a community, and can this community be put into a historical context?

• Are there standardized practices, compositional techniques, or pedagogies?

• How does engineering and technical design influence this artistic investigation?

Contact email: symposium -at- reembodiedsound.org

 

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