Conference – 10:00 to 17:00, Concert 19:00 to 21:00
Series: This event is part of the MazaJ Festival
Topologies of Authority, Technology and Production in Contemporary Middle Eastern Music Practices
The Volatile Frequencies conference seeks to collate research that translates, mediates and frames practices specific to sonic disciplines (music, sound art, musicology) arising in relation to the Middle East and North Africa, and to critically connect with wider academic currents. It will emphasize current post-graduate research and scholarly approaches to new sonic practices, prioritising practice that favours experimental and exploratory approaches.
Volatile Frequencies will be in conjunction with the first edition of the MazaJ Festival of Experimental Middle Eastern Music and is co-produced by Zenith Foundation, Sound and Music, and The Wire Magazine to be held in London in November 2010.