March 02, 2018

Acoustic Cities Study Day

Illustration by Ryan O'Reilly. From Sarah Lappin and Gascia Ouzounian, The Sound-Considered City: An Advice Note (2018)
Illustration by Ryan O'Reilly. From Sarah Lappin and Gascia Ouzounian, The Sound-Considered City: An Advice Note (2018)

When: Friday 2nd March, 9.45 – 5.30pm
Where: Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, St Aldates OX1 1DB

Free, with registration here.
Full programme here.

The interdisciplinary research groups Recomposing the CityUrban Rhythms Network, and Theatrum Mundi will co-host a Study Day on Acoustic Cities in the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford. Theatrum Mundi will be presenting work developed within Atelier TM, a group of practitioners from music and urbanism working together in Paris to share concepts and methods.

The Study Day will be devoted to exploring a wide variety of issues and practices related to urban sound: city symphonies, acoustic architectures, the politics of sound and noise mapping, intersections between sound art and urban design, sound and pedagogy in architecture and urban studies, and the challenges of acoustic planning, among other pertinent issues.

The event will bring together internationally leading as well as emerging practitioners and theorists who work across such disciplines as music, architecture, film, and urban studies. Speakers will include TM chairman Richard SennettEd Hughes and Lizzie Thynne (creators of Brighton: Symphony of a City), Katarzyna Krakowkiak (St Johns Sound Artist-in-Residence), among many others. The aim of the Study Day is not only to share recent work but to ignite conversations across the urban humanities–and to probe the possibilities of urban practice as it evolves in connection to sound and music.

Sponsors: AHRC | Faculty of Music, University of Oxford | TORCH Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities