Tim Ingold (born 1948) is a British anthropologist, Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. For his doctoral research (1971-72) he carried out ethnographic fieldwork among the Skolt Saami of northeastern Finland. The resulting monograph The Skolt Lapps Today (1976) was a study of the ecological adaptation, social organisation and ethnic politics of this small minority community under conditions of post-war resettlement.
Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies
Jon Rose (born in the UK, 1951) is an Australian violinist. A polymath, he is at much at home creating large environmental multi-media works as he is playing the violin on a concert stage. Most celebrated is the worldwide Fence project. Throughout the 1970's, first in England and then in Australia, he played, composed, and studied in a variety of genres: from sitar playing to country & western, from new music composition to commercial studio session work, from bebop to Italian club bands, from big band serial composition to sound installations.
Hollis Taylor is a composer and bioacoustic researcher who blurs the lines between human music as classical, jazz, and folk and bioacoustics. Taylor was born in the USA and has been a Sydney resident since 2002. Her PhD from the University of Western Sydney is on the song of the Australian pied butcherbird. Her portfolio of compositions based on birdsong won the 2008 UWS APRA award and was featured on ABC Classic FM's New Music Up Late and at Violinale 2009 in Berlin.
Marcus Coates (1968 in London) devises processes to explore the pragmatism and insight that empathetic perspectives and imagined realities can offer. He explicitly addresses a need to create functional and inclusive languages where conventional strategies of understanding and rationalisation prove inadequate. The form and purpose of his work continues to develop in consideration to society’s needs which he responds to by working with individuals, communities, institutions, organisations and the general public.
Jennifer Gabrys is Chair in Media, Culture and Environment in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. She leads the Planetary Praxis research group, and is Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project, Smart Forests: Transforming Environments into Social-Political Technologies. She also leads Citizen Sense and AirKit, which are participatory and practice-based research projects funded by the ERC that address air pollution and citizen engagement.
Walter Tilgner is a biologist and bioacoustician, born 1934 in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. In 1945, after the banishment from there the son of a master carpenter was raised on a farm near Hünfeld Germany. In the fifties studied zoology and botany in Frankfurt on the Main and until his retirement worked at the Natural History Museum at Lake Constance. The environmentalist and well-known nature photographer, since 1999 the honorary member of the Soundscape Forum Basel and WFAE. He is recording “nature sound images” for more than 40 years.
Rob Mackay is a composer, sound artist and performer. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Composition at Newcastle University. Recent projects have moved towards a cross-disciplinary approach, soundscape ecology, audiovisual installation work, and human-computer interaction. His work has been performed in 18 countries (including broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 1 and Radio France), and a number of his pieces have received international awards (Bourges, Hungarian Radio, La Muse en Circuit).
Hillel Schwartz is a cultural historian, poet, and translator currently writing on notions and experiences of “emergency” since 1760. As an historian, he is best known for Making Noise: From Babel to the Big Bang, and Beyond (Zone, 2011, 2016) and The Culture of the Copy: Striking Likenesses, Unreasonable Facsimiles (Zone, 1996, 2014). Across two decades he has collaborated in translating six books by the Korean poets Ko Un and Kim Nam-jo, and has worked with artists and museums in Europe and North America. Most recently he has designed and led workshops on soundmapping.
Gilles Malatray aka Desartsonnants is a listening walker, sound landscape specialist, teacher, researcher, living in Lyon, France. Throughout the years, Gilles has built interesting information sources about sound arts: DESARTSONNANTS. Gilles organizes PAS - Sensitive Audio Course, opens Hearing Points and intervenes in many workshops and seminars. His training are in landscape and music, he graduated in literature and artistic projects management at the University Lyon 2.
AM Kanngieser is a geographer and sound artist, working through listening and attunement to approach the relations between people, place and ecologies. Over the past decade she have been focused on experimenting with sonic methods and practices (including field recordings, radio building and training, sonic ethnographies, oral testimonies, songs, sonifications, composition, sound walks) for environmental-geographical research.