First Issue of Interference

First Issue of Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture is Now Online!

The title of the inaugural issue of Interference – “An Ear Alone is Not a Being” : Embodied Mediation in Audio Culture – acknowledges acoustic practices that involve not just the ear but a corporeal body that senses, resonates, transduces and responds to sound, and furthermore, seeks to emphasize the legacy of this embodied listening subject in the practices, media, and conceptual frameworks that make up audio cultures. ‘Embodied mediation’ presumes a reciprocal process: the texts in this issue explore not only how listening experiences and acoustic practices are shaped by corporeality, but also attend to the many ways in which those processes work upon that body, through psychophysical affect and the representation and encoding of listening subjects in acoustic performances, technologies and cultural artefacts.

Spatial Music Collective Call for Works

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SMC Call for Works 2011

In short:

To celebrate the acquisition of our very own eight-channel loudspeaker array, the Spatial Music Collective is pleased to announce an open call for works for a concert in October 2011 (date TBD). This competition is open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality. Composers at an early stage in their career are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to workshop their piece with members of the collective prior to the concert performance.

See link for Submission Guidelines. Due date is September 10.