The congress aims to assemble for the first time a new spectrum of questions and research approaches concerning sound, performance and mediated spectacle. Scholars from musicology, performance studies, literatur- and media studies as well as artists in sound and media art are invited to present papers, performance and panels.
At the centre is the assumption that “sound” and “performance” are terms which fundamentally problematise our understanding of “music” or “theatre”. These concepts, if applied as tools of critical thinking, are thus suited to deal with the change and the dynamics of the acoustic dimension of performances.
The idea is to understand the term “sound” as a complex and developing field of research, which should be charted in taking in the perspective of performance/performativity.
For focussed investigations into the specific aspects of SOUND AND PERFORMANCE, the organisers suggest the following thematic panels.
1. Theory of sound and performance.
2. Aesthetics of sound und performance
3. Historiography of sound and performance
4. Politics of sound and performance
Suggestions for topics for talks (20 minutes + 10 minutes) or panels (90 minutes) should be sent as abstracts of approximately 250 words in German or English, in addition to brief information on your affiliation, to the following address by 15. May 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
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