Sound & Listening on the edge of Music, Performance, Film and New Media

Target group

All doctoral research students, especially from the Doctoral School of Arts Humanities and Law (Ugent), conducting either theoretical or practice-based research on sound, music, performance and/or New Media.

Also postdoctoral researchers and artists are welcome.

Level

All Phd Students / Artists

Organising and Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Christel Stalpaert, Full professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at Ghent University, Director of the research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts and Media) and PEPPER (Philosophy, Ethology, Politics and Performance) - E-mail: Christel.Stalpaert@Ugent.be
  • Dra. Leonie Persyn, Phd researcher at S:PAM, Studies in Performing Arts and Media at Ghent University E-mail: Leonie.persyn@ugent.be (contact person)
  • Dr. Martine Huvenne, Founder and coordinator of EPAS, European Post-graduate in Arts and Sound, Lecturer at KASK, School of Arts. E-mail: martine.huvenne@hogent.be
  • Prof.Dr. Pieter-Jan Maes, Full professor in Musicology / IPEM at Ghent University. E-mail: Pieterjan.maes@ugent.be

PARTNERSHIP

UGent – S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Meda) and KASK – School of Arts

Luca School of Arts (LUCA GENK) Luca School of Arts

KULeuven

UAntwerpen

Content

Abstract

This doctoral school aims to gather doctoral researchers from the fields of music, performance, film and media studies (practice-based and academic) to share work and thoughts on sound and listening from a phenomenological perspective. It studies the functioning of sound and the possibilities it generates for artists and audiences, not by isolating sound or by approaching sound as a side effect of the image, but by fully acknowledging its particular meaning-making potential in perception.

How does sound function in our highly visual culture? This doctoral school aims to develop a methodological framework from a phenomenological perspective, elaborating on key concepts introduced by renowned scholars and artists dealing with sound. Thinking in and through sound and listening, new opportunities arise for both academic and practice-based research.

Format

  1. Lectures on concepts & keywords:
  • Sound Artist Dr. Salome Voegelin will introduce the concepts of Auditory Imagination, re-listening & de-listening in sound art  while questioning what sonic world are possible in and through sound and listening.
  • Prof. Dr. Mark Nicholas Grimshaw-Aagaard will elaborate on the importance and functioning of Embodiment & Listening in gaming
  • Photographer Dr. Krien Clevis presents some of her thoughts on media thinking in practice-based research. What could be this thinking through media in-between image and sound? 

  • Foley artist Elias Vervecken will demonstrate the functioning and role of Phenomenology and the intentional act when creating and producing sounds.

These keynote lectures will serve as a starting- and reference point for our five days of exploration and training in talking and discussing within a phenomenological framework for research dealing with sound and listening.

 2. Small group dialogues to develop, and critically test a framework of keyconcepts in diverse artistic and academic research practices. The dialogues start from a shared listening experiences and will develop as in-depth talks with researchers about their own practice-based and theoretical research dealing with sound. These groups will be guided by Julia Eckhardt (QO2), Lucas Dhont, Martine Huvenne, Arzu Saglam, Leonie Persyn, David Weber-Krebs, Guy Vanbelle, and more.

 3. In two afternoon sessions, the small groups gather for a joint ‘mapping’ session, communicating and visualising the outcome of the small group dialogues and talks. In their mapping they position the keywords, relating them to each other, due to their importance for the research talked about.

 4. Short Academic Interventions based on the mappings reflecting on the possibilities and pitfalls of the developed framework.            

Venue and Programme

Bartsoenzaal, Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Gent

Programme

Monday May 20, 2019 Time Subject

9h00

9h30

10h30

10h30

12h00

13h00

14h30

15h00

15h30

17h00

Registration

Introduction on phenomenology

Coffee

Prof. Dr. Mark Nicholas Grimshaw Aagaard

Lunch

Sound artist Dr. Salome Voegelin

Q&A with Prof. Dr. Mark Nicholas and Dr. Salome Voegelin

Coffee

Dialogue on keyconcepts in small groups

End of the day

Tuesday May 21, 2019

9h00

10h30

11h00

12h30

13h00

14h00

15h30

16h00

17h00

Photographer Dr. Krien Clevis

Coffee

Foley artist Elias Vervecken

Q&A with Foley artist Elias Vervecken and photographer Dr. Krien Clevis

Lunch

Dialogue on the work of the artists (Lukas Dhondt, David Weber-Krebs, Arzu Saglam, Julia Eckhardt)

Coffee

Preparation Mapping

End of the Day

Wednesday May 22, 2019

9h00

10h30

11h00

12h30

13h00

14h00

15h30

16h00

17h00

Dialogue on the work of the participants

Coffee

Dialogue on the work of the participants

Preparation Mapping

Lunch

Presentation Mapping

Coffee

Academic Intervention

End of the day

Thursday May 23, 2019

9h00

10h30

11h00

13h00

14h00

15h30

16h00

17h00

Dialogue on the work of the participants

Coffee

Dialogue on the work of the participants

Lunch

Dialogue Participants

Coffee

Preparation Final Mapping

End of the day

Friday May 24, 2019

9h00

10h30

11h00

12h00

13h00

Presentation of the mapping

Coffee

Academic intervention

Closing words by Leonie

Lunch

Biographies

  • Dr. Salome Voegelin is a Sound artist and writer. She achieved a Phd degree at Goldsmiths College London. Curently she is a Lecturer at the London College of Communicatie and the University of the Arts London. As a researcher and artist she is contected to CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice at the University of Arts London). She wrote two internationally priced books on Sound Art:  Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art, Continuum, NY, 2010 and Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound, London: Bloomsbury in June 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard is the Obel Professor of Music at Aalborg University, Denmark. He has published widely across subjects as diverse as sound, biofeedback in computer games, virtuality, the Uncanny Valley, and IT systems and also writes free, open source software for virtual research environments (WIKINDX). Mark is series editor for the Palgrave Macmillan series Studies in Sound, and his books include the anthologies Game Sound Technology & Player Interaction (IGI Global 2011) and The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality (Oxford University Press 2014), and, with co-author Tom Garner, a monograph entitled Sonic Virtuality (Oxford University Press 2015). A two-volume co-edited anthology, The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, is due in 2019 from Oxford University Press as is the co-authored The Recording, Mixing, & Mastering Reference Handbook.
  • Elias Vervecken is a Belgian Foley Artist. His work his highly renowned on a national and international level. He works on an independent basis and functions as a guest lecturer at LUCA school of Arts Genk and SAE Brussels. He contributed sounds to a wide range of Belgian and foreign TV-series (Clan, Hotel beau Séjour, Professor T, Tytgat Chocolat, Tabula Rasa, ) and (short)films (Sprakeloos, Marlon…) His work is also renowned abroad, this gave him the opportunity to work on big production as Blue is the warmest colour (the English version of La vie d’Adèle)
  • Photographer Dr. Krien Clevis is a professor in the Arts Faculty Maastricht, she teached Artistic Research in the Fine Arts department. There she is also involved in a post-doc project at the lectureship Autonomy and Public Sphere in Arts. She obtained her phd degree with her dissertation LOCVS Memory and Transcience in the Representation of Place: From Italic Domus to Artistic Environment. As an artist she creates new place of meaning: places caught within a dynamics of change and subject to being overwritten all time.
  • Lucas Dhont is a young and upcoming Belgian Film director and Writer. He is mainly known and internationally renowned for his first long player Girl (2018)
  • David Weber-Krebs is a Brussels based artist and researcher. His studies at the University of Fribourg and the Amsterdam School of the Arts. At the moment David is affiliated as a doctoral artistic research to KASK – School of Arts with the project titled: The Sublime in the Antropocene, The SMallet Degree of Participation. David is a national and internationally recognized Theatre maker. His productions The Guardians of Sleep (2017), Balthazar (2011) and Tonight Lights Out (2011) toured widely within Europe. (Kaaitheater (Brussels), MladiLevi Festival (Bunker, Lubljijana), Veem house for Performance (Amsterdam), Zeitraumexit (Manheim), Sophiensaele (Berlin), Next Festival, …) His work is closely related to the doctoral research of Dra. Leonie Persyn at S:PAM (Ghent University)
  • Julia Eckahart is artistic co-ordinator and programmer at the Brussels Based QO2 workspace for Contemporary Music and Sound Art. As a violin player she has been collaboration with composers such as Phill Niblock, Christian Wolff, John Cage and many more of the younger generation. She is part of the Wanelweiser composers group and specialised in conceptual music.
  • Arzu is an artist working with sound and moving image. In her audio-visual projects, she deals with recording, composition and sound design. She started her journey in Anthropology, Art history and Performance Studies at the university of Zurich. Arzu collaborated with film makers as Claudius Gentinetta, Eva Stotz, Lina Walde and many more. Due to her participation at the EPAS post-graduate, she is highly familiar with the phenomenological framework
  • Leonie Persyn is a doctoral researcher affiliated to Ghent University. Her research The sound of a shared intimacy: A phenomenological-philosophical research into the heautonomous functioning of Sound in Contemporary Performing arts aim to understand the heautonomous relationship between sound and image and its influence on the experience of the audience. She formulates a critique on the occularcentrism and searches for new possibilities generated by thinking in and through sounds. Leonie was trained in Performance Studies and as a visual artist. She works with a phenomenological framework in the context of sound on a daily basis.
  • Dr. Martine Huvenne is founder and co-ordinator of the EPAS post-graduate in Sound and lecturer at KASK – School of Arts. She was trained as a Musicologist and dancer. Her research dealing with sound and movement resulted in a doctoral dissertation titled (University of Amsterdam): Sound as an inner movement in the transmission of experience: a phenomenological approach. Through her artistic practice and academic research Dra. Martine Huvenne internalized and re-established a phenomenological framework

Registration fee

Free of charge for members of the Ghent University Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities and Law, KU Leuven and UA

Registration

- 5 days full workshop experience (May 20th - May 25th) max. 20 participants, no fee): https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/soundlistening

- Keynote lectures (May, 20th & May 21st): Although registration is not obligatory to join the lecture, we kindly ask you to announce your attendance to (no fee or max. participants)

Language

English

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

Presence and active participation (min. 15 contact hours).