WHAT SOUNDS DO: New Directions in an Anthropology of Sound
Sounds are ever present: They continue to envelop and move through you and me in every single moment. But what agencies drive those sounds, what sort of personae are performed, in historical periods as well as today or in the near future? What social relations occur as a result of sound? And how might our embodied experiences and sensibilities create new bodies of knowledge?
To which forms of experiences with our bodies, with objects, within social relations and with peculiar situations and sensibilities might this lead? Which sonic fictions escort us and how do we listen with our sonic corpus?
In this four-day conference, researchers from the Sound Studies Lab at UCPH and international scholars such as Andrey Smirnov, Jordan Lacey, and artists like Niels Lynne Løkkegaard invite you to explore these questions of an anthropology of sound.
The conference includes keynote lectures by Salomé Voegelin and Dylan Robinson, research workshops by Jenny Gräf Sheppard, Ania Mauruschat, and Giada Dalla Bontà, sound works and performances as well as roundtable discussions that contribute to the work on an Encyclopedia of Sound Studies, currently conceived by Michael Bull, Holger Schulze, and Jennifer Stoever.
Join us, the Sound Studies Lab, into these sonic experiments of sensing and thinking.
Tuesday September 13th at RMC: 13-19
WHAT SOUNDS DO
Chair: Søren Kjærgaard (Copenhagen/DK)
|13:30||Holger Schulze (Copenhagen/DK): What is an Anthropology of Sound? Conference Opening|
|14:00||Salomé Voegelin (London/UK): Sonic Possible and Impossible Bodies: uncurating knowledge|
|15:00||Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard (Copenhagen/DK): Softening the Piano: Are Instruments Parasitic? Are Instruments Contagious?|
|16:30||Dylan Robinson (Kingston/CAN): Indigenous Listening Kinship with Non-Human Relations|
|17:45||Roundtable discussion: What Forms of Knowledge Are Fostered in Sound Arts? Towards an Encyclopedia of Sound Studies Jennifer Stoever (Binghamton/US), Kristin Moriah (Kingston/CAN), Michael Bull (Brighton/UK), Sanne Krogh Groth (Lund/SWE), Dylan Robinson (Kingston/CAN), Ania Mauruschat (Copenhagen/DK)|
Wednesday September 14th at RMC: 10-12.30
Chair: Holger Schulze (Copenhagen/DK)
|10:00||Ania Mauruschat (Copenhagen/DK): The Enduring Power of the Qilaat or the Frame Drum as the Key to the Universe|
|11:00||Public research workshop: Sounding Crisis in Greenland. Sonic Agency in Times of Climate Change (guided by Ania Mauruschat and Dylan Robinson)|
Wednesday September 14th at RMC: 14-20
HOW DID THE USSR SOUND?
Chair: Vita Zelenska (Regensburg/DE)
|14:00||Giada Dalla Bontà (Copenhagen/DK): Sonic Fictions of Cosmism|
|15:00||Stas Sharifullin (Basel/CH): Becoming-Resonant: Indigenous Sonic Practice in 'the Prison of the Nations'|
|16:30||Public research workshop: Vibropolitics. Intermaterial vibrational experience between cultural and relational practices (guided by Giada Dalla Bontà, Vita Zelenska and Stas Sharifullin)|
|17:45||Roundtable discussion: What Are the Limits of a Political Agency of Sound? With Jennifer Stoever (Binghamton/US), Vita Zelenska (Regensburg/DE), Stas Sharifullin (Basel/CH), Giada Dalla Bontà (Copenhagen, PhD)|
|19:00||Martin Daughtry (New York/USA – via Video): What Sounds Do to Wartime Auditors: A Primer for Ukraine|
Thursday September 15th at RMC: 10-17 & at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art: 17-19
Chair: Jennifer Stoever (Binghamton/US)
|10:00||Jenny Gräf Sheppard (Copenhagen/DK): Sonic Orientations: A Practice of Dis-Orienting|
|11:00||Public research workshop: Corporeal Sensibilities (conceptualized and guided by Public research workshop: Corporeal Sensibilities (conceptualized and guided by Jenny Gräf Sheppard, Giada Dalla Bontà – With Salomé Voegelin, Juliana Hodkinson)|
|13:30||Open Sound Space [TBC]|
|16:00||Sharin Foo & Louise Foo (Copenhagen/DK): Søstr Voicing Spatial Songs|
|17:00-19:00||Ambisonic Nights I (at the Ambisonic Chamber of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art): Sound works from artists and composers from Copenhagen and abroad, presented by the Sonic Orientations KUV research project. NOTE: Due to limited seating, reservations will be required. (list of artists to be announced in time)|
Friday September 16th at RMC: 9-18 & at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art: 18-20
Chair: Walter Gershon (Glassboro/US)
|09:30||Juliana Hodkinson (Berlin/DE): Getting Sounds to Do as They Say: Conversations as Sonic Material|
|10:30||Jordan Lacey (Melbourne/AUS): Sonic Rupture & the Urban Roar: as told through the meeting of a vital object|
|12:00||Kristin Moriah (Kingston/CAN): That Men Might Listen Earnestly To It: Listening, Canonization, and Black Print Culture|
|14:30||Søren Kjærgaard (Copenhagen/DK): Traversing Sonic Territories: Towards Diffractive Listening|
|15:30||Holger Schulze (Copenhagen/DK): Sensologies of a Sonic Vernacular. Conference Closing|
|16:30||Coffee break (45 minutes)|
|17:15||Jenny Gräf Sheppard (Copenhagen/DK): The Pidgin Choir. Closing Performance|
|18:00-20:00||Ambisonic Nights II (at the Ambisonic Chamber of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art): Sound works from artists and composers from Copenhagen and abroad, presented by the Sonic Orientations KUV research project. NOTE: Due to limited seating, reservations will be required. (list of artists to be announced in time)|