Programme

Introductions

Birds, bells, car horns

Professor Steven Feld, University of New Mexico

Keynote Speech: Birds, bells, car horns: acoustemologies across New Guinea, Europe, Africa

Listening Beneath Surfaces and Through Spaces

Professor David Toop, LCC

Introduction to the Conference Theme: Listening Beneath Surfaces and Through Spaces

Human Sound and Environment 1

Social Sounds

Professor Wendy James, University of Oxford and Dr Judith Aston, University of the West of England

Social Sounds: collaborative rhythms in work, music and language among Uduk speaking people (Sudan/Ethiopia)

Favourite sounds of London and Beijing

Peter Cusack, London, College of Communications

Favourite sounds of London and Beijing

Shadow-walks

Viv Corringham

Shadow-walks in Minnesota, USA and County Cork, Ireland

Towards an Anthropology of Birdsounds

Dr Andrew Whitehouse, University of Aberdeen

Towards an Anthropology of Birdsounds

Human Sound Interaction

Musicality of Sound and Gesture in Communication with Infants

Professor Colwyn Trevarthen, University of Edinburgh

Analysing Musicality of Sound and Gesture in Communication with Infants: finding the pulse of sociability

Stethoscapes

Dr Tom Rice, Goldsmiths College

Stethoscapes: Acoustemologies of the body in a London hospital

Someone Else has Died

Dr John Wynne, LCC

Hearts, Lungs and Minds

Truth, rhythm and water

Dr Sara Walmsley-Pledl, Queens University, Belfast

Truth, rhythm and water: the implications of a physical conceptualisation of music

porath

Dr Nathan Porath, Aberdeen University

Attracting the Caged Bird of Consciousness: sound in the Performance of shamanic Healing in an Indigenous Sumatran Community

Sound, Silence and the Built Environment

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Dr Rupert Cox, Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology

The Sound of One Hand Clapping: an investigation of the acoustic dimensions of sociality in a Zen temple neighbourhood of Kyoto city, Japan

On the Far Side of the Moon

George McQuitty, University of St Andrews

On the Far Side of the Moon

Sounding out the Cold War

Louise K Wilson, University of Derby

Sounding out the Cold War: Spadeadam and Orford Ness

Turn it up Daedalus and Let’s See if it Rattles

Jim Lutz, University of Memphis

Turn it up Daedalus and Let’s See if it Rattles: Recent transgressions by Architects and Sound Artists

Voice, Oral History and Archives

Performance with Sweetgrass, Liquor, Dirt and Sound Tapes

Peter Morin, performer and sound artist from British Columbia

Performance with Sweetgrass, Liquor, Dirt and Sound Tapes

Magic Words, Magic Ways

Fiona-Jane Brown, Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen

Magic Words, Magic Ways: Recording and researching reasons for supernatural ritual amongst North-East Scotland’s fishermen

Spiti Sound Archive

Patrick Sutherland, LCC

The Spiti Sound Archive in Northern India

Field recordings from Jedburgh

James Wyness, University of Aberdeen

Field recordings from Jedburgh: midsummer celebrations through the ears of a sound artist

Hearing Voices

Dr John Wynne, LCC

Hearing Voices

Sound and Environment 2

Ringing, Rocks and Roosters

Dr Henry Stobart, Royal Holloway

Ringing, Rocks and Roosters: communicating with the landscape in the Bolivian Andes

Sound Exchange-Moving Sound: Representation and Methodology

SkateOscope

Dr Barbara Truffin, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Felix Luque, Pompa Fabra University

SkateOscope

Chion’s Acousmêtre in Transit Space

Dr Raymond Lucas, University of Edinburgh

Chion’s Acousmêtre in Transit Space

Moving with the Song

Moushumi Bhowmik, India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore

Moving with the Song

Hark

David Chapman, University of East London

Hark

Plenary session

Summary of Conference Proceedings

Professor Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen

Summary of Conference Proceedings

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