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22nd September, 2017

Touching Sound

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22nd September, 2017
End Date:
23rd September, 2017
College Building
City, University of London
St John Street

A symposium exploring ideas around sound and its tactile qualities

The discourse around touch and the tactile has been growing in recent years. Within music, this conversation is mainly dominated by the integration of haptics with sound technology and the way in which music ‘touches’ us emotionally.

This symposium aims to explore the deeply embodied experience that is hearing and listening and add to this ever-growing field of practice and research. Composers and sound artists, alongside a ceramicist, a choreographer, a landscape architect, and a surgeon, will consider this tactile experience from an open perspective, including the political, social, and aesthetic.

Short provocations by fourteen speakers and an evening concert on the first day will form the basis for a round table discussion and an afternoon concert on the second day.

Speakers and performers: Roger Kneebone (keynote), James Weeks, Amber Priestley, Will Cole, Jo Gibbons, Petur Jonasson, Amie Ray, Jan Hendrickse, Thor Magnussen, Julian Stair, Teoma Naccarato, Miguel Mera, Adam Harper, Aaron Einbond, Tullis Rennie, and Claudia Molitor.

Friday 22nd September 2017 at City, University of London, College Building

10.30-17.30: Keynote and provocations (room AG09)

18.00-20.00: Drinks and performances (Performance Space)

Saturday 23rd September 2017 at IKLECTIK

Visit IKLECTIK’s website for maps and directions

11.00-15.00: Round table discussion

15.00-16.30: Performance by Tullis Rennie

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