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SPARC Symposium 2018: Socio-Sonic

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This symposium will take a cross-disciplinary approach, digging deeper into sonic sociality. While the social aspects of music-making are well-documented, the sociality of sound is less often discussed in detail. The SPARC Symposium 2018 will bring together practitioners and researchers from a wide variety of musical and non-musical backgrounds for two days of spoken presentations, discussion, installation, film screenings and performances.

In the three evenings preceding the symposium (11-13 September), SPARC will also be presenting SPARCfest 2018, a series of exploratory concert performances featuring internationally-acclaimed improvisers, electronic musicians and sound artists.

These events are free to attend and booking is separate. Please see below for details

SPARC Symposium 2018 (14-15 September)

Keynote: Maria Lisogorskaya (Assemble)

Invited Participants include: BLATT3000, Toby O’Connor, Ansgar Endress, Eloise Ruth Garland, Corey Mwamba, Sam Mackay, Matilde Meireles, Pedro Rebelo, Georgia Rodgers, Lauren Redhead, Malcolm Philips, Rupert Cox & Angus Carlyle.

Friday 14 September, 9.30am-7pm

Department of Music, City, University of London.
Room B200, City, University of London
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB

Saturday 15 September, 10.30am-4pm

IKLECTIK
Old Paradise Yard
Waterloo
SE1 7LG

Please note, lunch will not be provided at City. There are several cafes and shops within the vicinity.

Contact for any queries about the symposium: Christine Dysers

SPARCfest 2018 (11-13 September)

Tuesday 11th September, 7pm: Union Division

A performance by the large ensemble comprising leading UK improvisers, taking a creative and daring approach to spontaneous music-making, group interaction and the musical 'hive mind'. Reserve a place for the concert here.

Wednesday 12th September, 7pm: Thomas Meadowcroft

Solo performance by the Berlin-based composer, with drum machines, synthesizer, and analogue tape processing. Reserve a place for the concert here.

Thursday 13th September, 7pm: Jo Thomas and Atau Tanaka

A double bill of innovative electronics, with multi-channel sound, and music controlled by nerve impulses. Reserve a place for the concert here.

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When & where

From Friday 14th September 2018 to Saturday 15th September 2018

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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