CENSE Day on 2 December
We would like to invite all the CENSE members, or others to meet there and discuss the further projects in future.
If you'd like to join the meeting, register through this form until October 15, 2021.
We live in a time of fast degradation of nature, social relations, economic engagement, political decisions, and general quality of life. If the first Lockdown in the spring of 2020 brought to the attention of the public the importance of quietness for the nature, in urban, rural, and open wilderness, the (acoustic) ecology is still a topic largely ignored by our governments, and it is not considered in any economic or political decision in the field of construction of our cities, exploitation of the natural resources, agriculture, and education.
The activists in ecology address mostly the visible dimension of the impact of human activities on nature mainly because there are very few accessible scientific resources and structured data that can show the evidence of the acoustic degradation of the environment, and therefore motivate a wider engagement of the public in the defense of it.
In Central and Eastern Europe, the cultural field is the main agent voicing the acoustic crisis of our environment, but the artists' impact without the support of the legislation, education, science, and finances cannot overcome the need of action that we are facing.
CENSE is inviting you to bring at the common table your ideas, knowledge, and resources to build together a stronger voice and to look for the means to be heard.
If you like to join the meeting, register through this form until October 15, 2021.
Preliminary Program work in process
Working title: SYMPTOMS OF THE EVIDENCE
10 – 14 PRESENTATIONS:
1) Miloš Vojtěchovský/ Polina Katchenka: The CENSE Almanac, a Presentation
2) Jakub Malinowski – The body of R. Murray Schafer's work, Talk
- Panel: Sonic Ecologies in Central and Eastern Europe: mapping/actions/networks
4) Fabian Holzinger – Working with Beavers during Riversssounds residency in Linz
4) Udo Noll – Earthradio program
5) Tomáš Šenkyřík - What Sounds Behind our Doors or How can we influence and support healthier (sound)scapes
15 – 18: PANEL TALK - The Relevance of Acoustic Ecology from CENSE and Central European Perspectives. CSABA + JAKUB What are the challenges in our regions, our countries / cities, smaller or bigger communities? What are the burning environmental tasks and questions?
18 – 21 - Work groups and Meetings
22 - SILENT WALK
10 – 15 The CENSE open gathering
10 – 16: UDO NOLL – DIY mobile microphone workshop
About the event
The Theme Week introduces the Co.Lab Acoustic Ecology to students of the University of Art as a teaching and research platform, and aims to establish it for public and the media. The program of the Week includes workshops, sound walks, radio broadcasts, TV contributions and concludes with a reflection on the web. At the same time, it functions as the starting signal for the research focus under the same title for future.
Listening is a (creative) act, a process of reality formation. Every human being creates his or her own acoustic reality. John Cage begins his text The Future of Music: Credo (1937/1958) programmatically: “Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.” Fascinating, because our creative power is challenged. And not virtually, but genuinely as the ART OF LISTENING.
- Open workshops
- Sound walks
- Online Events
About the organizers
Soundinglinz.at considers the city as being a body of sound made up of countless instruments. It is a continuously renewing and writing composition. The ongoing changes in the city are documented, commented on and recorded on a map of Linz. Everyone is invited to explore the Upper Austrian capital acoustically with their own ears and share their experiences. Field recordings, videos, photos, texts, sound walks and podcasts can be assigned to every possible location in the city. Hundreds of people from near and far have posted so far and over 50,000 people have visited the platform. They accessed the sounds, texts, photos and videos that capture the city’s soundscape more than a million times over.
At the same time, soundinglinz.at serves as a permanent research platform with a participatory agenda for the newly founded Co.Lab Acoustic Ecology at the Linz University of the Arts. This ensures the continuous development of the project.
soundinglinz.at is a 21st century work of art: ecological – participatory – sustainable.