Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies

Event

Kőszeg soundscape workshop

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

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021 - 00:00 CEST

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

Sunday, 18 July, 2021 - 20:00 CEST

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.

First Annual General Constituent Assembly Meeting

Monday, 29 March, 2021 - 18:00 CEST

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)

People who sent a note that they could not join: Patrick Tubin Mcginley, Barbara Benish, Tomáš Šenkyřík, Julius Fujak, Barbora Gallová.

In the board were elected the following:

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

Monday, 31 May, 2021 - 18:00 CEST

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

Thursday, 22 April, 2021 - 18:00 CEST

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

Monday, 22 March, 2021 - 18:00 CET

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

Monday, 22 February, 2021 - 18:00 CET

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.

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