Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies

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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

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

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)

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

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.

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