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SPARC Symposium 2018: Socio-Sonic



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

Saturday 15 September, 10.30am-4pm

Old Paradise Yard

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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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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