SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group) is to organise its first SERG International Postgraduate Conference on 25th and 26th of May, inviting two keynote speakers (Michel Chion and Cathy Lane) and a number of postgraduate and early career researchers.
SERG (Sound Emporium Research Group), Aberdeen University’s sonic arts and sound studies research group, is organising its first SERG International Postgraduate Conference on the 25th and 26th of May.
Under the theme of “Sonic Realities,” the conference aims to shed light on the aesthetic, scientific, technical, historical, social, cultural, psychological, and philosophical ways in which we approach and work with our sonic reality.
With the support of the Development Trust, SERG is inviting two internationally renowned researchers and artists for the conference’s keynote speakers: Professor Michel Chion who will present via Skype on Critique de la Notion de Schizophonie (a Critique on the Notion of Schizophonia), and Professor Cathy Lane (London College of Communication) who will present on How Can we Recover? Approaches to Sounding Out Historical Silences.
SERG has sent out a call for papers and performances for the conference and has selected some of the most fascinating research papers and compositions. Both days will begin at 10am and continue until 17:00 in MacRobert Building (MR028), King’s College. Conference performances will begin at 19:30 with doors open at 19:15 in Butchart Small Hall.
For more information about the conference and the detailed schedule, please visit its website: http://www.serg-aberdeen.net/sonic-realities/ or contact the Head of Paper Committee (Bea Dunsmore) or the Head of Performance Committee (Mark Dunsmore).
All paper/performance sessions are free and open to the public, but you are strongly encouraged to book your place by visiting the Eventbrite page.
The SERG International Postgraduate Conference is organised by PhD and MMus students in Sonic Arts and Music at the University of Aberdeen.