To accompany a joint conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and the Société française d'ethnomusicologie, SPARC presents a programme of fixed media work in response to the conference theme of “music, sound, space and place”. Taking ongoing theorisations of "acoustemology" as a reference point, the programme brings together artistic work which queries what it means to know an environment - socially, materially - through sound. The works assembled mobilise varied methodologies - ethnography, choreography, mythography - to locate tentacular form of knowing-in-action. Beyond rationalist notions of soundscape, sound here points to the situated and contingent realities of space and place.
Christabel Stirling & Freya Johnson-Ross - title tbc - 19'
Bouchra Ouizguen - Corbeaux - 8'
Zadi Xa - A Sojourn Through Saturn and Across the Southern Sea - 30’
Sign up for the conference here https://www.city.ac.uk/events/2019/october/music-sound-space-and-place-ethnomusicology-and-sound-studies