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QUESTIONNAIRE II.

4 January, 2024 to 20 June, 2024

In 2021 we asked the CENSE membership, in addition to others, five open-ended questions as a way of taking the pulse of our evolving community.

The result was edited and distributed as a PDF Almanac publication.

3 years later we would like to ask you to check this QUESTIONNAIRE II again. What changed and what didnt?

Your answers will be included in the planned online PDF publication of the CENSE Almanac II, scheduled for end of July, 2024.

Questionnaire II

Open Call for Visegrad Fund Visual and Sound Artists Residencies

Artists, and everyone to whom it may concern:

As you might have seen already, the Visegrad Fund call for Visual and Sound Artists Residencies are open. The Deadline to apply is 15 October 2023. You have to apply personally as an artist for this, and come from PL, SK, HU.

Beyond Listening: Agency, Art and the Environment

21 November, 2023 to 25 November, 2023

International Symposium on Sonic Ecologies
21 to 25 November, 2023
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME)

The aim of the conference is to provide a transdisciplinary forum for the achievements in recent years and to foster further exchanges, communication and networking during the years to come. We would like to pay special attention to the region of Central Europe, but the geopolitical range of its subjects remains open to the broader world.

CENSE on Radio Punctum – Symptoms of Evidence - Earth

Series is reflecting the current situation dealing with sound, environment and perception.

CENSE Collective on Radio Punctum: Elements, episode 1

This is a reminder of an upcoming broadcasting of the 2nd episode from Elements series, that Polina Katchenka is preparing together with Petra Kapš. We will also have a custom generative graphics for each episode from our Teplice-based colleague and a graphic designer Petr Hanžl.

Thanks to everyone who decided to contribute their recordings!!

we've received great content from all of you! It's an horror to work with you all.

Tune in on https://radiopunctum.cz/ at 20h CET.

or

listen to the podcast here:

Sonic Turn: “Sound Studies” and the Other History

VIDEOGRAM 108 / TIM Master Class: Anna Kvíčalová
Online event

Submission Deadline for next episode of CENSE on Radio Punctum

This time we're working on the mixtape together with Petra Kapš.

The focus of next 4 episodes will be 4 Elements. We decided to start with WATER.

For this, I would like to invite you to send me your field-recordings up to 7 minutes, related to the topic.

Please, provide a short description of how the recording and the conditions, when, where and how it was recorded. The outcome will be broadcasted on 2.12.

Online Meeting – Preparation for CENSE Day during Acoustic Ecology Week Linz

Anyone who is interested in participating in the event (actively or passively), or just would like to get to know more information is welcome to join.

CENSE meeting – Monday, October 4, 2021 @ 8pm (Prague time)
us02web.zoom.us/j/84766009077
meeting ID: 847 6600 9077

You can read all the notes in here: pad.monoskop.org/p/dayofcenselinz.

More info: cense.earth/acoustic-ecology-week-linz.

CENSE Collective on Radio Punctum: Emptiness

CENSE mixtape series is focused on bringing the field of acoustic ecology closer to the local listeners and interested individuals, introducing field-recordings as a sonic tool for examining our sound environment and enabling us to gain a deeper knowledge on the consequences of environmental processes, together with possible solutions retrieval. further info on the network can be found on the webpage

Listen: https://radiopunctum.cz/shows/cense-emptiness

A Meeting about the CENSE DAY at the Linz Conference

Discussing the program for the Linz conference.

Everybody is welcomed to join the zoom gathering

at 9 am Tuesday 28, September

link will be announced here

milos vojtech is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: linz Time: Sep 28, 2021 09:00 PM Prague Bratislava

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74090702466?pwd=L0ZQSG1waFFVUm5MYUdta0NTTXVsQT09

Meeting ID: 740 9070 2466 Passcode: z6zTYM

Special Meeting of the Board

We will discuss the upcoming event proposal for Linz.

Deadline to submit work: CENSE Radio Program “Emptiness”

Theme: Emptiness

The inaugural CENSE Radio Program will take place 30 September 2021 on Radio Punctum.

The program is currently in the process of being created. Polina Khatsenka writes:

For this, I would like to invite you to send me your field recordings up to 7 minutes, related to the case of EMPTINESS.

Census installation/exhibition — zvukac at Display Gallery, Prague

8 July, 2021 to 12 September, 2021

Author: zvukac (Miloš Vojtěchovský)
Curators: Zbyněk Baladrán, Lukáš Likavčan and Display - Association for Research and Collective Practice

Regular Meeting of the Board

There are the key points we'd like to discuss this time:

  1. i-portunus grant – possibility to fund residencies
  2. Punctum radio & Radio Earth – CENSE participation
  3. CENSE Almanach – preparation process
  4. Theme Week Acoustic Ecology in Linz – November 29 – December 5, 2021

Regular Meeting of the Board

The planned/suggested agenda is:

  • next online meeting scheduled for September 13

Please pay a visit. The ZOOM link will be sent the latest at 5'55 pm to the CENSE mailing list. Still, please confit, your interest, if you can.

Kőszeg soundscape workshop — Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest

23 August, 2021 to 28 August, 2021

Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design Budapest and the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg announce a summer workshop on the topic of ecological sound art, between 23rd and 28th August 2021. The aim of the workshop is to create and present soundscape etudes / compositions in the framework of the Sounding City Days 2021 Kőszeg.

World Listening Day: Tu Fokan Music Summer School

Tu Fokan Music Summer School is this year from 14th till 23rd July in Pilisszentlászló village, Hungary. On the World Listening Day, (Sunday the 18th), we will focus on it with a small presentation for the 20 Hungarian and Czech young people, as part of the joint CENSE actions. The event will include a review of the existence of sonic ecology, the activities and merits of Murray Schafer, and the phenomena of geophonics, which gives the essentials of this year "Unquiet Earth" topic.

World Listening Day Livestream from the Southern Apennines in Italy

On World Listening Day we will broadcast short radio stream from South Italy, Southern Apennines, from the rooftop of a small house on the top of the hill near Tortorella village.

You are welcome to join listening session and on the program are regular sound events of a very silent valley with only two functional traditional farms, you will hear the sounds of the protected area of plants, birds, owls, wolves and other forest inhabitants. Let's protect the silence, sounds and traditional ways and balanced attitude to life of such places.

2021 Sanatorium of Sound in Sokolowsko, Poland

13 August, 2021 to 15 August, 2021

Sunday August 15th at 3 pm is scheduled the presentation of Peter Cusack and Miloš Vojtěchovský in the park

Central European Network For Sonic Ccologies - Artist Talk

World Listening Day Events - SOA by Raquel Castro

Screening
at Display Gallery, Prague at 6PM
in the framework of the CENSUS exhibition

CENSUS

and

GAMPA Gallery Pardubice SOA – film screening & sound walk at 7pm

(in collaboration with CENSE – Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies.) after the screening there is a soundwalk in the city of Pardubice

and

Regular Meeting of the Board

Regular Meeting of the Board

Program

The board is public, anybody can participate.

You are welcome to join the webmeeting here. The meeting starts at 0900 CEST.

Previously, the board agreed:

Regular Meeting of the Board

Meeting agenda: CENSE Discord

Regular Meeting of the Board

Technical host of the meeting will be Šárka.

Planned agenda:

  1. Responsibility and competence of Board members

  2. Setting up topic/thematic work teams

  3. The Reveil: participation, programming

  4. Finding an Austrian member to the Board

  5. Finding regular time for our open Board meetings

  6. Discuss the mailing list, and/or other communication forms regarding the Network

The agenda is open to further suggestion, within the given time frame.

First Annual General Constituent Assembly Meeting

Participants in attendance:

Csaba Hajnóczy, Milos Vojtechovsky, Michal Kindernay, Sarka Zahálková, Polina Katshenko, Anna Kvíčalová, Petra Kapš, Anamaria Pravicencu, Jan Krtička, Lloyd Dunn, Jonáš Gruska, Brane Zorman, Jan Kromholtz, Boris Klapal, Slawek Wieczorek, Lucie Páchová, Sara Pinheiro (17 members)

Rerouting the Trails for Soundwalking. The Art of Walking and Listening in the Context of Environmental Humanities

Jacek Smolicki
Spring Seminars 2021

Soundwalking has traditionally been problematized and exercised as an aesthetic practice that advocates deep aural attention to the here and now. A number of scholars and researchers have dealt with meditative aspects of walking and listening alongside their pragmatic application to the study of noise pollution in urban environments. In this talk, I intend to reroute the dominant paths for theorizing and practicing soundwalking by turning to perspectives from environmental humanities.

Ear Trumpets’ Afterlives in the Era of Electricity and Electronics

Magdalena Zdrodowska
Spring Seminar 2021

Throughout the 19th century ear trumpets became the most popular and in fact the only technical solution for deaf people. They merged with the behavior regarded as typical for the deaf such as misinterpretations and communicational loss, therefore ear trumpets turned into a social stigma. They became objects that were bashfully hidden by users. In the 20th century however ear trumpets’ image as well as functions changed as they were substituted with modern, electric and later electronic hearing prostheses. These acoustic hearing aids became antiquated but they did not vanish – they have relocated within the technological and cultural domains.

Artistic Research of Aspects and Potentialities of Spatial Audio Systems Application in Context of Gallery Installation and Audio Performance

Polina Khatsenka
Spring Seminars 2021

The talk introduces the author’s studies of spatial audio phenomenon in a wide range,from spatial aspects of aural perception as a basic need for locating oneself in space, to nowadays application of immersive audio formats such as Ambisonics. The presentation will contain a brief look through the development of spatial audio formats and its artistic and industrial application, followed by the short presentation of the author’s artistic projects, ranging from audio installations in a gallery to audio performance in spatial sound systems.

The Ruins of the Salföld Pauline Monastery as a Soundscape

Csaba Hajnóczy, Zoltán Mizsei
Spring Seminars 2021

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) and Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) started a joint research and development program. Its subject is the acoustic ecology of the Transdanubia region in Western Hungary, combined with elements of the creative provincial city music development program “Sounding City” started by the music department of iASK. In our presentation we will review the regarding pathfinding activities at both institutions in the past few years: “Sounding Houses” and “Sounding City Well (iASK) – sonic ecology related courses and events (MOME). The main focus will be the recently created website “Ruins of the Salföld Pauline Monastery Soundscape”. In its current state, the Pauline monastery in Salföld is a well-kept ruin, half an hour’s walk from the village, in the forest. The place associates two sound worlds: the sacred music of the historic church practice, and the sounds of nature.

Sign into Zoom via this link.

Chris Watson on Walking Festival of Sound

The Walking Festival of Sound invites field recordist Chris Watson for conversation about sound walking and environmental listening.

How does sound walking relate to the practice of field recording? Does walking through an environment change the way we listen to it? In this conversation, Chris Watson will share his experience of sound walking and how it relates to his long established career as a musician and sound recordist.

Register for the presentation

A Zoom link will be sent to participants shortly before the event.

Sound and Environment: New CENSE Conference Publication from 2019, 2020

The publication is a culmination of the international interdisciplinary conference Murmurans Mundus: Sonic Ecology and Beyond, which took place in October 2019 at the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem organized in cooperation with partners from Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia. The book focuses on current matters of acoustic ecology at the intersection of fine arts, design, music, and education, and it explores the possibilities that this discipline has to offer for reflection on today’s transforming world. The book was published in both English and Czech. (From the preface.)