Sonic Cartography: Soundscape, Simulation and Re-enactment
Call for Submissions. Deadline 30 June 2022.
Proposals are invited for academic papers, study reports, acousmatic compositions, installations and workshops. Research students and early career researchers are especially encouraged to submit.
Dates for the Symposium
29th-30th October 2022
Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom.
“To ask for a map is to say, tell me a story” (Turchi 2004:11).
The Sonic Cartography conference invites composers, artists, filmmakers and scholars interested in environmentally informed practices to come together and debate the issues surrounding the aesthetics, ethics and politics of mapping and storytelling within creative and heritage contexts.
We invite academic papers, project reports, fixed media compositions, installations and workshops which respond to questions of mapping and geographies across sound and image media. We seek to enquire: What stories do we tell through maps and soundscapes? How do soundscapes and context-based approaches to composition challenge or re-enforce social archetypes, histories and politics? What might the social function of soundscape studies be? In what ways do our reproduced mediascapes and soundscapes engender territories of the real? (to paraphrase Baudrillard 1994: 1). What new opportunities are opened to us when we think about the soundscape as map?
Across both creative practice submissions and paper talks we look forward to receiving submissions on the following potential topics:
- Historical Soundscapes
- Sound Archives
- Sound Mapping
- Sound and Place
- Sound Memories
- Anthropology and Sound
- Industrial Soundscapes
- Representation in Soundscape
- Oral Histories
- Space and Place in Media
Sound Cartography aims to situate questions within musical, visual, social and cultural contexts; foster inter-disciplinarity and explore sound, voice, text, listening, audibility and inaudibility.
Prof Laudan Nooshin
Dr Mariana López
Concerts / Installations
Concerts will take place in Chatham Historic Dockyard with the Music & Audio Arts Sound Theatre (MAAST), and will include a selection from the Call for Works. In addition, there will be a Listening Room at the Engineering Workshop for sound and A/V works and various locations in the Historic Dockyard for sound installations.