Call for Works: Sounding Bodies

I am curating an event called ‘Sounding Bodies’ as part of Fringe Arts Bath’s 2012 Festival. The aim is to explore the body as a producer and receiver of sound, through performance, installation, broadcasts and any other medium that might seem relevant. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, check out the call for expressions of interest on FAB’s website.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 17th February 2012, and the festival runs from 25th May to 10th June 2012.

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[EVENT] Music, Sensory Ecologies, and the Body

Harvard University is hosting what sounds like a hugely exciting seminar series exploring issues of liveness, mediation, sensory approaches to music studies, and new media (pretty much all the things I’ve been writing about in my PhD thesis, hence my rabid enthusiasm). Upcoming talks will be given by Ingrid Monson and Jonathan Sterne. Previous talks covered topics as diverse as modernity in second empire Paris, volume and the listening experience, and Art Tatum’s postmortem performance (a paper given by Andrew Raffo Dewar , who spoke engagingly on the same topic at this year’s British Forum for Ethnomusicology conference during the session on the body and mediation chaired by yours truly).

More information about the seminar series is availble here.