Saturday, 27 March 2010

Sound ACTs call for papers

Sound as Art - Sound in Culture
Sound in Theory - Sound in History
Conference on Sound Studies

University of Aarhus, Denmark
September 23–25, 2010

The aim of the conference is to profile contemporary sound studies as an interdisciplinary field of studies and to contribute to the discussion and development of the auditive paradigm in general. Key concepts like 'acoustemology', 'acoustic space', 'sonic environment', and 'atmosphere' might be reflected upon and developed as well, both at a theoretical level and with regard to specific cultural, medial and aesthetic contexts.

The program of the conference will consist of keynote lectures, plenary roundtables, thematic workshops and individual presentations of papers and sound art projects. Keynote speakers are Dr. Penelope Gouk (University of Manchester), Dr. Jean-Paul Thibaud (CRESSON), and professor Adam Krims (University of Nottingham).

Special sessions will be held for sound artists to present and discuss their work, and a workshop will take place on Friday where small groups of sound artists will develop sound installations for presentation in the evening. A special call for this stream will be issued.

The conference is organized by the National Research Network on Auditive Culture, the research project Audiovisual Culture, the research group Urban Sound Institute (and, and the Nordic Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

Proposals for presentations (20/10 mins) or workshops (90 mins) must be submitted to the conference organisers/programme committee by April 1, 2010 as an email attachment (rtf/pdf/doc) to Please include the following information: Paper abstract and title (max. 200 words), name(s), affiliation, e-mail, and technical equipment required (PC/DVD/CD/data projector/over-head projector/etc.). Notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than May 3, 2010.

The official language of the conference is English. The conference fee is 1.000 D.Kr/€135.

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