Symposium 2013

SARU presents the Sound Diaries Symposium 2013 which boldly asks “How are we using field recordings to change the world?”

Sound Diaries Symposium: 3rd – 4th June 2013
Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill Campus, OX3 0BP, Oxford

Over two days contributors from around the world will address how field recording practices have multiplied and diversified in response to increasingly affordable recording gear, developments in software, changes in how field recordings can be shared online, and evolving cultural theory. As field recording intersects with other disciplines – radio-making; composition; social sculpture; ethnography and the preservation of heritage, so do new frameworks for sharing sounds emerge. At the Sound Diaries 2013 symposium a diverse range of speakers including representatives from Sound & Music, The British Library, The Pitt Rivers Museum and Radio 4′s recently commissioned “Noise: A Human History” series will share different perspectives on contemporary field recording practices within these terms.

Themed panels include: Social relations explored through sonic praxis; Field recordings and education; Listening to the past; Can we really change the world with field recording?; The global picture; Radio and social change; Composition and field recording; and Mapping the field.

Contributors

Dimitris Batsis, Colin Black, Efthymios Chatzigiannis, Peter Cusack, John Drever, José Luis Crespo Fajardo & Atilio Doreste, Patrick Farmer, Felicity Ford, Michael Gallagher & James Wyness, David Hendy, Ernst Karel, Christopher De Laurenti, Noel Lobley, Patrick McGinley, Udo Noll, Sybella Perry, Judith Robinson, Doug Rouxel, Cheryl Tipp, Claudia Wegener, Paul Whitty and Mark Peter Wright.

If you would like to attend either or both days of the symposium please email pwhitty@brookes.ac.uk or f.ford@brookes.ac.uk

Here is the full schedule for the two days, and a copy of the poster. Please redistribute around the interwebs!

Monday 3rd June 2013

09:15 – 10:00 WELCOME, REGISTRATIONS, TEA & COFFEE
10:00 – 11:30 PANEL ONE: SOCIAL RELATIONS EXPLORED THROUGH SONIC PRAXIS
John Drever, Christopher De Laurenti, José Luis Crespo Fajardo & Atilio Doreste
11:30 – 12:00 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
12:00 – 13:00 PANEL TWO: SONIC PEDAGOGY, FIELD RECORDINGS AND EDUCATION
Felicity Ford, Judith Robinson
13:00 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 15:00 PANEL THREE: LISTENING TO THE PAST
Cheryl Tipp, David Hendy, Sybella Perry
15:00 – 15:30 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
15:30 – 17:00 PANEL FOUR: INTERROGATING FIELD RECORDING, “CAN WE REALLY CHANGE THE WORLD WITH FIELD RECORDING?”
Michael Gallagher & James Wyness, Mark Peter Wright, Patrick Farmer

Tuesday 4th June 2013

09:15 – 10:00 WELCOME, REGISTRATIONS, TEA & COFFEE
10:00 – 11:30 PANEL FIVE: THE GLOBAL PICTURE
Claudia Wegener, Noel Lobley, Ernst Karel
11:30 – 12:00 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
12:00 – 13:00 PANEL SIX: RADIO AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Patrick McGinley, Colin Black
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:00 PANEL SEVEN: COMPOSITION AND FIELD RECORDING
Paul Whitty and Efthymios Chatziggianis & Dimitris Batsis
15:00 – 15:30 TEA BREAK AND Q&A
15:30 – 17:00 PANEL EIGHT: MAPPING THE SOUNDS
Peter Cusack, Udo Noll and Doug Rouxel

Sound Diaries Symposium 2013 Poster