Call for Contributions: Ecomusicology, Sounding Board

Ethnomusicology Review would like to invite you to share perspectives from your research for our online platform “Sounding Board.”

Sounding Board is an informal, yet academically focused online platform to discuss research, ideas, and other issues related to the fields of musicology and ethnomusicology.

Deeply interdisciplinary, the field of ecomusicology is a branch of study exploring the various and complex nexus between people, nature and sounds. Ecomusicologists can come from the fields of composition, acoustic ecology, bio-acoustics, ethnomusicology, historical musicology, biology as well as ecocriticism, biosemiotics, ecosemiotics, phenomenology.

Texts on any of the following subjects are welcome:

-Music and Climate Change

-Music in the Age of Anthropocene

-Posthumanities and sounds /music / acoustic patterns

-DNA / Metabolic / Transgenetic poetics and sounds

-Music in or about Landscapes

-Natural Sounds, acoustic ecology, bio-acoustics

-Music and/in Environment

-Music and/ in Place or Space

-Music and ecosemiotics / biosemiotics

-Music and Robotic Poetics

-Music and phenomenology / eco phenomenology

-The death of music or an era after music

Additionally, if you have any other project, conference paper, or unpublished work dealing with issues surrounding ecomusicology, feel free to reach out!

Please contact Nikoleta Zampaki, at nikoletazampaki@hotmail.com if you wish to contribute or have any questions.

The Blowhole: lecture performance, reading and Q&A with Janna Holmstedt, 21 Nov, 10:00-12:00, StDH

Where: the cinema [Bion] at Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola, Valhallavägen 189

If you missed the two events at Reaktorhallen in August, /Mis/communication/s/ and Interstellar Species Society Assembly, where artist Janna Holmstedt delivered a lecture performance and a talk on sonospheric communards, you now have a second chance to see them.

In a combined lecture performance and reading, Janna revisits neurophysiologist John C. Lilly’s interspecies communication experiments, carried out in the 1950s and 60s and partly funded by NASA, where dolphins were supposed to learn to speak English with their blowholes. At the centre of her session are tape recordings from language lessons with the dolphins, and a woman whom during 75 days tried to live under equal conditions with the dolphin Peter in a flooded house.
She will also talk about touching the matter of language, points of listening, and snuggle technologies.

The event is hosted within the framework of the independent course “Sound as Critical practice” at the Department of Film and Media at Uniarts/StDH.

Mini-symposium “Becoming with Alien Encounters and Speculative Storytelling”

The Posthumanities Hub in collaboration with Tema Genus Higher Seminar Series  and The Eco- and Bioart Research Network have a pleasure to present:

Mini-symposium

Becoming with Alien Encounters and Speculative Storytelling

5th April 2018

13:15 – 16:30

Linköping University

Room: Faros, Tema building (Campus Valla)

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Speculative fiction – as an ‘umbrella term’ – refers to a wide range of narrative fiction that employs ‘fantastic’, supernatural or non-mimetic elements. In the times of the climate change and environmental crises accompanied by futuristic ‘technology-will-save-us’ scenarios on the one hand, and visions of ‘doom and gloom’, on the other, speculative fiction has gained a momentum as an alternative way to reimagine the future in the ‘Anthropocene’.

As feminist scholar Donna Haraway writes, the ‘speculative’ element of story-telling leads to ‘opening up what is yet-to-come in protean entangled times’ pasts, presents, and futures.’ (2011).

Taking this as our starting point, we see speculative narratives that combine reality and fiction, and philosophy, science and art, as a prolific site for the emergence of different ontological, epistemological and ethico-political possibilities. Through the stories of experimental encounters with alien species, in/organic entities, non/living assemblages and the void, we explore ethico-onto-epistemologies of becoming in a more-than-human world.

 

Speakers:

Katja Aglert (independent artist, Stockholm, SE)

Nina Lykke (professor em., Linköping University, SE)

Line Henriksen (lecturer, University of Copenhagen, DK)

Marietta Radomska (postdoc, Linköping University, SE)

 

See also: ALIEN ENCOUNTERS programme