The Founding Conference of CESSE / CENSE - Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies,
Budapest, 29 November – 1 December, 2018
(initiated by CSABA HAJNÓCZY)
Organized by: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (MOME)
With the contribution of: Budapest Music Center (BMC) & Spatial Sound Institute
Supported by Visegrad Fund
- Education – in listening to the soundscape, sharpening aural awareness and deepening listeners’ understanding of environmental sounds and their meanings.
- Research and Study – of the social, cultural, scientific and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.
- Publishing and Distributing – of information and research on Acoustic Ecology.
- Protecting and Preserving – existing natural soundscapes and times and places of quiet.
- Designing and Creating – healthy and acoustically balanced sonic environments.
The recent state of Planet Earth, mirrored for example in WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018, is anything but nice and hopeful. We are aware, that there are much more burning questions, than noise abatement. Still we are convinced, that the challenge in its holistic nature can be approached by our ears too --- Chief organizer, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest CSABA HAJNÓCZY
"Acoustics and soundscapes deeply shape the processes of the human mind and the entire biosphere, and sound is thus determinative in our relationship to people, animals, vegetation, and the environment. Technological equipment allows us to harvest and document more and more information from our surroundings. However, we still understand very little about the complex relationships between landscapes and soundscapes, about the ways how acoustics influence living organisms, societies, networks, including the human•
CESSE Conference #1 was a three-day meeting bringing together artist and academics mainly from the geopolitical area of the Central and SouthEast Europe, who are involved in ecology, theory and acoustics to discuss and exchange ideas concerning such questions as:
How our acoustic perception of soundscapes, the technical methods of field recording, and the platforms for their subsequent distribution help to increase public awareness of environmental and political issues? How effectively can such a practice expand both a subjective and a wider socio-cultural understanding of biological, social, technological and psychological ecologies?
What methods and strategies can we appropriate to effectively and responsibly influence the course of environmental and geopolitical transformations, both on the local and global scales?
Is it possible to foster a sustainable network through which artists, academics and social activists can make use of a common language in order to act and communicate more effectively, allowing them to further explore and influence fields such as acoustic ecology, eco-politics, eco-psychology, cultural cartography, and critical theory and to expand them in the public domain?
The intent of the conference was to review and possibly foster new or already existing professional and institutional networks within Central Europe, make them more durable and sustainable in a dynamically changing world.
The Society proposes to be part of the worldwide activities coordinated and guided by World Forum of Acoustic Ecology (WFAE). We will concentrate on the Central European region, specially: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, but the conference is open for all.
Abrantes, Eduardo, Sound artist, researcher and filmmaker. Lisbon, Copenhagen, Stockholm, DK
Almiron, Miguel, Laboratoire LISAA Littératures, Savoir et Arts, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, FR
Bali, János, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, H
Brzostek, Dariusz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, PL
Buskó, András, Hungarian Engineers’ Chamber, Department of Acoustics, H
Dunn, Lloyd, Multimedia artist and publisher, Agosto Foundation, UK-CZ Fritz, Darko, (Grey area/Siva zona) – Space for contemporary and media art. Zagreb-Korčula, HR
Fujak, Julius, Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, SK
Greenaway, Lisa, Sound artist and linguist, AUS
Hajnóczy, Csaba, Moholy-Nagy University Of Art and Design Budapest, H
Iszlai József, Artist, researcher, Cluj, RO
Jovićević, Jasna Artist, researcher, SRB
Kapš, Petra, Artist, researcher, SLO
Khatsenka, Polina (New media artist from Belarus BEL
Kindernay, Michal (Intermedia artist, curator and performer, Agosto Foundation, CZ
Konopás, Judit Emese (Architect, Moholy-Nagy University Of Art and Design Budapest, H
Kovács, Balázs (University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, HU
Krombholz, Jan Media artist, CZ
Łotysz, Sławomir, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL
Mackay, Rob, University Of Hull; UKISC, UK
Nilchiani, Azadeh, Laboratoire LISAA Littératures, Savoir et Arts, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, FR
Pivka, Irena, CONA Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, Ljubljana, SLO)
Polanecká, Iva, Artist / researcher, CZ)
Pravicencu, Anamaria, RO, Sâmbăta Sonoră, Semi Silent)
Protić, Dijana, Phd Student, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, HR)
Ristić, Manja, Auropolis Association of Multimedia Artists, Beograd, SRB)
Somló, Dávid, The Hungarian University of Fine Arts, DLA, Budapest, H)
Sőrés, Zsolt, Improvised/electroacoustic and noise musician, sound ecologist, H)
Šenkyřík, Tomáš, Musicolgist, CZ)
Szilágyi, Lenke , Photographer, H)
Szigetvári, Andrea, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest, Electronic Music Media Art, H
Vojtěchovský, Miloš, Center for Audiovisual Studies, Film and Television Faculty AMU, Praha, CZ
Walewska, Joanna, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, PL
Weiperth, András, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Ecological Research, H
Wieczorek, Sławomir, Institute of Musicology, PL
Zdrodowska, Magdalena, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, PL
Zorman, Brane, CONA Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, Ljubljana, SLO
Zsoldos, Árpád, Hungarian Ornithological and Nature conservation Society, H
PROGRAM CESSE Conference
THURSDAY / 29th Nov
9:00-9:20 Csaba Hajnóczy (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest) CESSE – THE CONCEPT
9:25-9:45 Rob Mackay (Univ. Of Hull; UKISC) FOLLOWING THE FLIGHT OF THE MONARCHS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY PROJECT
9:50-10:10 Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman (CONA Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, Ljubljana) WAYS OF LISTENING AND SOUND INTEGRATION OF SPACE AND TIME WITHIN CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICES
10:30-10:50 Július Fujak (Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra) REGION´S SOUNDSCAPES IN MY SITE-SPECIFIC MUSIC
10:55-11:15 Dijana Protić (Phd Student, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka) EXPLORATION OF SOUND ART HERITAGE ON THE EXAMPLE OF CD-ROMS PROJECTS (1997)
11:20-11:40 Petra Kapš (artist, researcher, SLO) CONSTANT PRESENT A FEW THOUGHTS ON THE CONTEMPORARY ACOUSMATA
12:00-12:20 Manja Ristić (Auropolis Association of Multimedia Artists, Beograd) “MNEMOPOETICS AS A GENERATOR OF ARTISTIC INTERVENTION IN FIELD RECORDING PRACTICE, FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION OF KORČULA ISLAND SOUND MAP”
12:25-12:45 Joanna Walewska, Dariusz Brzostek (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń) RADIO, ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL NOISE POLLUTION IN POLAND, 1918-1939 AND 1945–1955
14:30-14.50 Jasna Jovicević (artist, researcher, Serbia) “THE SOUND OF BIRDS”- GENTLE ARTISTIC VOICE FOR PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED BIRD SPECIES
14:55-15:15 Árpád Zsoldos (Hungarian Ornithological and Nature conservation Society) WHAT ARE THE BIRDS TALKING ABOUT?
15:20-15:40 András Buskó (Hungarian Engineers’ Chamber, Department of Acoustics) RAILWAY NOISE AND VIBRATION PROTECTION
FRIDAY / 30th Nov 2018 (BMC, Library)
9.00 – 10.45 CESSE FOUNDING SESSION
11:00-11:20 Sławomir Łotysz (Polish Academy of Sciences) Magdalena Zdrodowska (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) THE NOISE AND THE CITY, MANAGING SOUND POLLUTION IN WARSAW IN THE 1930’S
11:25-12.10 Sławomir Wieczorek (Institute of Musicology) SOUND STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW THE PRESENTATION OF THE SOUNDSCAPE RESEARCH STUDIO / THE SOUNDSCAPE OF WROCŁAW 1945-2010
12:30-12:50 Andrea Szigetvári (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest, Electronic Music Media Art) NOISE-WRANGLING: AN ATTEMPT TO REVEAL NOISES THAT MATTER
12:55-13:15 Stewart Collinson (Lincoln University, UK) RESOUNDING: SOUNDING OUT, SOUNDING OFF
14:30-14:50 Michal Kindernay (intermedia artist, curator and performer, CZ) SOUNDMAPS – PERCEPTION OF THE URBAN SOUNDSCAPE
14:55-15:15 Azadeh Nilchiani, Miguel Almiron (Laboratoire LISAA Littératures, Savoir et Arts, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France) SOUND ART AS A MEDIUM FOR ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS RAISING
15:20-15:40 Iva Polanecká (Artist / researcher, CZ) STEREO PUBLIC (2016 TRENTO, 2017 USTI NAD LABEM- SOUNDWALK, PERFORMANCE)
15.45-16.05 - József Iszlai (Artist / resaercher, Cluj, RO) VISCERAL NATURE IN THE URBAN MILIEU
17.00-18.30 Paul Oomen at SSI / 4DSOUND (1222 Budapest, Nagytétényi út 48) THE ECOLOGY OF LISTENING. LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE 4DSOUND SYSTEM
SATURDAY / 1th Dec 2018 / MOME Z
09:00-10.45 CESSE FOUNDING SESSION
11:00-11:20 Miloš Vojtechovsky (Center for Audiovisual Studies, Film and Television Faculty AMU, Praha) SOUND AND ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS WITHIN AND BEYOND THE CONTEMPORARY ART IN CENTRAL EUROPE (A SURVEY)
11:25-11.45 Balázs Kovács (University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts) ECO-FRIENDLY SOUND ART PRACTICES
11:50-12.10 András Weiperth (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Ecological Research) THE SPIRIT OF THE LANDSCAPE: THE SOUND OF NATURE VS TRAFFIC NOISE
12:30-12:50 Darko Fritz (Grey area/Siva zona – space for contemporary and media art. Zagreb- Korčula) SOUND OF THE ISLAND – LUC FERRARI AND OTHER SOUND TRANSMITTERS
12:55-13:15 Eduardo Abrantes (Sound artist, researcher and filmmaker. Lisbon, Copenhagen, Stockholm) RESONANT ENCOUNTERS – INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN SOUND ART AND MENTAL HEALTH
14:30-14:50 Anamaria Pravicencu (RO) - THE AMPLIFIED MUSIC AND THE HEALTH OF THE HEARING
14:55-15:15 Tomáš Šenkyřík - SOUNDMAP OF SOUTHERN MORAVIAN FAUNA
15:20-15:40 Dávid Somló (Artist, researcher, Budapest) - WHAT/WHY/HOW SHOULD THEY LISTEN?