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Touching Sound




Please note, the second day of this symposium takes place at IKLECTIK and NOT City, University of London

A symposium exploring ideas around sound and its tactile qualities

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Friday 22nd September at City, University of London and Saturday 23rd September at Iklectik, presented by new research centre SPARC (Sound Practice and Research at City).

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

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11.00-15.00: Round table discussion

15.00-16.30: Performance by Tullis Rennie

For enquiries regarding this symposium please contact Claudia Molitor or Aaron Einbond

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10.30am - 4.30pmFriday 22nd September 2017

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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