Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sound Arts Theory Symposium in Chicago Sept 2011


Call for papers
The Sound Arts Theories Symposium (SATS) presents a selection of current theoretical work in the area of sound art.  Recent work in sound art theory is multi-faceted, which is why the title above is in the plural.  The symposium is particularly interested in presenting papers that focus on critical approaches to sound art that are not necessarily nor primarily related to music.  These could include, among many other possibilities, philosophy, gender studies, politics, semiotics, relational aesthetics, narrativity, as well as relationships to studies in the visual arts, architecture, cinema, literature, digital media, etc.

There are four invited presenters:
  • Christoph Cox, Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College and a faculty member at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
  • Seth Kim-Cohen, Visiting Artist in the Sound Area at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston..
  • David Grubbs, Associate Professor in the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
  • Salom√© Voegelin, Senior Lecturer in Sound Arts and Design, London College of Communication.
  • Allen S.Weiss, the Departments of Performance Studies and Cinema Studies at New York University.

In addition, the department will conduct an Open Call for Papers, from which an additional five to eight presenters will be selected. Please see the "Call for Papers" .

SATS 2011 takes place over two days, November 5 and 6, 2011. There will be three presentation panels per day, with Q&A and roundtable discussions.  Complete schedule  will be posted soon.
Several ancillary programs by Chicago artists and organizations will also be available to attendees. 
Presented by the Sound Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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