SIEF 2015: Call for Sound Works

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SIEF 2015: Call for Sound Works

Time: June 21, 2015 to June 25, 2015
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Carlo Cubero
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International Society of Ethnology & Folklore (SIEF) 
2015 12th Congress
Zagreb, Croatia
21-25 June 2015

Sound programme: "Utopic Dystopias : Dystopic Utopias" 

Carlo Cubero (Tallinn University) 
Marje Ermel (Tallinn University) 

This session seeks sound works that, through their content and form, engage with the dialectics of utopia and dystopia. 

Through the presentation of sound works and discussion with their authors, the session explores the nature of sound and the role of sound recordists in the process of articulating utopia and dystopia through sonic ethnographies.

The discussion will critique conceptualisations of sound as an object of nature that can be apprehended and reconstructed through value-free methodologies. The session is particularly interested in coming to terms with the different levels that are simultaneously elicited in practises of listening, designing, and presentation of sonic works.

The session will address sound recording and listening as skilled practises, which are simultaneously enacted in the apprehension of sonic experiences. The session will value the diverse methodologies, complex circumstances, and multiple mediations that result in the production of sound works. 

The session is interested in looking at the sonic-ethnography as an authored narrativisation of an empirical experience, in opposition to an articulation of transcendent principles, which ascribe conceptual causes to the unfolding of life. The session will also invite listeners to engage with the piece and immerse themselves in the sonic moment. In this context, the listener and designer are mutually implicated in the creation of the sonic experience.

We accept proposals of 15 minute (max.) sound works to be followed by a 5 minute discussion.

Proposals should consist of an abstract and the sound work to be presented (NB: it can be a sample or a work in progress). The sound work can be made available to us through your preferred internet format or a CD can be posted to my address below. 
To propose a work follow this link
General information of the conference here


Carlo A. Cubero, PhD
Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology
Estonian Institute of Humanities
5 Uus Sadama #305
Tallinn, Estonia 10120

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