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12th September, 2019

SPARC Symposium 2019: Land Music: sound practices in the age of ecological

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12th September, 2019
End Date:
14th September, 2019
Performance Space
College Building
City, University of London
St John Street

Ecological thinking, beyond the conventional understanding of environment, asks us to consider new ways of imagining how we conceive of and consider the world. As Donna Haraway writes, “[…] another world is not only urgently needed, it is possible, but not if we are ensorcelled in despair, cynicism, or optimism, and the belief/disbelief discourse of progress.”

The third annual SPARC Symposium will consider this shift in thinking and consider how to respond to this moment of crisis through the lens of sound practice from a variety of perspectives including talks, discussions, concerts and a foraging and jam making event.

Invited participants include: Cathy Lane, Mariam Rezaei, Amina Abbas-Nazari, Tanya Auclair, Joe Browning, Gabriel Dattatreyan, Lily Green, Tonia Ko, Clare Qualman, Cathy Lane, Sam Lee, Sylvia Lim, Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Aaron Einbond, Matilde Meierless, Cath Roberts, Benedict Taylor, David Toop, Nell Catchpole, Leo Chadburn, Jan Hendrickse, Amber Priestley.


DAY 1 // Thursday 12th September
Venue: Department of Music at City, University of London
280 St John St, London EC1V 4PB, College Building: Performance Space
7pm: Opening concert with sets by Cathy Lane and Mariam Rezaei.

DAY 2 // Friday 13th September
Venue: Department of Music at City, University of London
280 St John St, London EC1V 4PB, College Building: Room AG09 & Performance Space
10:30am: Symposium with speakers including Georgina Born, Joe Browning, Sylvia Lim, Lily Green, Tanya Auclair, Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Cathy Lane, Clair Qualmann, Sam Lee, Amina Abbas-Nazari, Tonia Ko
5:30pm: multi.modal record launch
7pm: Concert with David Toop, Cath Roberts, Benedict Taylor, Matilde Meireles, Aaron Einbond

DAY 3 // Saturday 14th September
Venue: IKLECTIK, Old Paradise Yard, Waterloo, London SE1 7LG
11am: Foraging and making jam with Clair Qualmann
3:30pm: Concert with Nell Catchpole, Jan Hendrickse, Leo Chadburn, Amber Priestley



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