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

(01-04-2019) 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.

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.