SPARC Symposium: Socio-Sonic

0 Posted by - May 24, 2018 - Music: past

IKLECTIK and SPARC present,

SPARC Symposium: Socio-Sonic 14-15 September 2018

Friday 14th September, 9.30am-7pm
Department of Music, City, University of London
University Building, room B200
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Saturday 15th September, 10.30am-4pm
Old Paradise Yard
Waterloo, SE1 7LG

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.

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 and Rupert Cox

For more information, including registration details, please visit:

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. For more details and booking information, please visit:

Sound Practice and Research at City (SPARC) is an independent research centre hosted by City, University of London. SPARC contributes to the interdisciplinary field of 21st Century sound practice in all its magnificent plurality. Its members work at the boundaries between improvisation, performance, sound art and composition. SPARC promotes dialogue, debate and creative activity in sound and composition practices through the production of new creative work, publications, multi.modal recordings, public fora and new collaborative relationships.

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