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SPARC sound and film screening: BFE/SFE conference




To accompany a joint conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) and the Société française d'ethnomusicologie (SFE), our research centre SPARC (Sound Practice & Research at City, University of London) presents a programme of fixed media work by sound and visual artists in response to the conference theme of "music, sound, space and place".

Taking ongoing theorisations of "acoustemology" as a reference point, the programme brings together artistic work which queries what it means to know an environment - socially, materially - through sound. The works assembled mobilise varied methodologies - ethnography, choreography, mythography - to locate tentacular forms of knowing-in-action. Beyond rationalist notions of soundscape, sound here points to the situated and contingent realities of space and place.

Featured work:

  • Christabel Stirling & Freya Johnson-Ross, I Mean They're Not Actually Caverns (19')
  • Bouchra Ouizguen, Corbeaux (8')
  • Zadie Xa, A Sojourn Through Saturn and Across the Southern Sea (30’)

This event is free to attend, with no need to register for places.

Details of the full conference programme, which runs from 31 October to 2 November are available on the City website, together with registration fees and links to booking forms.

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When and where

7.00pm - 8.00pmFriday 1st November 2019

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom