ISSTA membership for 2012/2013

The new year’s ISSTA membership can be paid now. For €15, you get membership for August 2012- August 2013. Membership allows you to post and receive our exclusive members-only email list. You can also post to this Forum.

You can pay via cheque to the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association or through PayPal. Contact Giuseppe Torre (giuseppe.torre@ul.ie) or Kerry Hagan (kerry.hagan@ul.ie) for details.

Deeply Listening Bodily Retreat

Deeply Listening Body Retreat

University Of Limerick, Ireland, August 4th-8th 2012

A Healing and Creative Movement Retreat.

This retreat will focus on the study of the healing and meditative practices of T’ai Chi and Qi Gong, as well as offering movement/sound/and listening improvisations and strategies. The practices are designed to enhance our skills in mindfulness, listening, and attuning to our bodies and voices as instruments of creativity and well-being. We will practice techniques that help us to release stress, and to quiet and nurture ourselves as we build energy and experience the philosophy of the Tao, the ancient Chinese wisdom teachings of balance and interconnectedness. There will be time and space for individual and group creativity and playfulness to emerge. The retreat is designed for participants to have the opportunity to be with oneself and to also have the support and camaraderie of the group. There will be blocks of time when we will be practicing in silence (no talking mode) and other times for spirited verbal interaction and sharing. Additionally there will be daily themes based on principles from the teachings that can help focus our attention and invite new insights

What: Deeply Listening Body Retreat

When: 4th-8th August 2012

Where: University of Limerick, Ireland

With:        Heloise Gold and Sean Taylor

Apply:     Patricia Moriarty, Arts Officer,

University of Limerick.

For registration and further information

contact: ularts.office@ul.ie

Tel: +353 86 893 0919.

Interference Journal Open Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Call for Papers:  (Issue 4)

Deadline for Abstracts: April 16th 2012
Submit Abstracts to: editor@interferencejournal.com
Submission Guidelines

Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture has three issues currently in various stages of completion since its establishment in 2010. This includes our inaugural issue, An Ear Alone is not a Being, currently online, A Sonic Geography, available in Spring 2012 and Noise Please, our third issue currently in progress and due for publication in Autumn 2012. At this moment in time we would like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who has helped us so far: contributors, editorial board, advisory panel, referees and academic institutions CTVR, Trinity College Dublin and The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (Gradcam) for their ongoing support. The inauguration of an academic journal through an open access model is a collective project built on free labour, and can’t be sustained without the ongoing collaboration and generosity of a broad community.

While still a relatively new discursive platform, Interference would like to take the opportunity in our fourth call for papers to invite submissions for a more open call, stepping momentarily outside the strong thematics that have shaped our previous three publications. At this crucial stage, we, as a community, wish to reflect on the breadth of disciplinary orientations and perspectives that populate audio cultures, a theoretical and practical richness that continues to strike us with each successive call we circulate.

We use this call to encourage contributions that are metacritical of audio cultures, in it’s epistemic, theoretical and methodological orientations, and invite papers that approach sound studies from a multitude of perspectives. This might address the growing currency of sonic methodologies such as soundwalking, deep listening and field recording in qualitative research, or alternatively, explore the application and recombination of frameworks informing diffuse areas such as media theory, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, musicology and performance to the audible as a cultural trope. In every instance we aim to contribute to the development of a disciplinary field that is working to establish a set of common territories, vocabularies and frames of practice.

Interference balances its content between academic and practice based research and therefore accepts proposals for both academic papers and accounts of practice based research.

Deadline for Abstracts: April 16th 2012
Submit Abstracts to: editor@interferencejournal.com
Submission Guidelines: http://www.interferencejournal.com/submission-guidelines

Trans-X Symposium Call for Papers

Deadline March 16, 2012

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce Trans-X,
a symposium about Transmission Art May 25-27, 2012
We are now inviting proposals for papers
http://naisa.ca/opportunities.html#transx

Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish with experiments with wireless communications technology over the past 100 years. The 21st Century is not excluded from this experimentation as artists have ventured into exploring a variety of mobile-based platforms and more lesser known forms of transmission such as VLF. The terrain of transmission art is dynamic and fluid, always open to redefinition.  With NAISA being a sound art organization, we ask the question, what new sound experiences are possible in the transmission and mobile media platforms? We would like the new artists of today to answer our challenge.

The Trans-X symposium, part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, will focus on transmission art, with particular interest in paper contributions that summarize, examine or reframe traditions and histories of transmission art practices, technology, education and pedagogy. Additionally, we are very interested in paper presentations that go beyond the local contingent to give a sense of what new technologies of international transmission activity might sound like.

Proposals related to any aspect of transmission art practice are welcome. Submit a 500-1000 word abstract, and a biography of 250 words or less, to the symposium’s Review Committee at: http://naisa.ca/transx-submit-piece.php

All symposium contributions will be webcast live, and text proceedings will be published on-line on the NAISA web-site.

Important Information
Deadline for receipt of proposals: Friday March 16, 2012 @ 11:59 PM EST
Notification of acceptance: Monday April 2, 2012
Symposium sessions including workshops, keynote lectures, papers and panel discussions: May 26 & 27, 2012
Keynote address by Galen Joseph-Hunter, author of Transmission Arts: Artists & Airwaves and Executive Director of free103point9
Deep Wireless Festival concerts: May 25 and 26, 2012 @ 20:00
Symposium registration fees (General): $70 (includes admission to all concerts)
Symposium registration fees (Student): $35 (includes admission to all concerts)
Questions and requests for further information should be directed to: naisa@naisa.ca

Review Committee:
Galen Joseph-Hunter, author of Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves
Anna Friz, post-doctoral fellow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Gregory Whitehead, radio artist / co-editor of Wireless Imagination
Jonathon Guberman, Site 3 coLaboratory
Geoffrey Shea, OCAD University
Tetsuo Kogawa, Tokyo Keizai University

CFP for III UbiMus

Launching the Third Workshop on Ubiquitous Music (III UbiMus): Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing for Education and Creative Industries

The Third Workshop on Ubiquitous Music will take place at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo (IME-USP), from 4th – 6th of May 2012. Researchers dealing with sonic and musical applications of information technology are invited to share proposals, initial results and complete research projects.

Full papers will be published in the Journal Cadernos de Informática (ISSN 1519-132X).

Perspectives of interest:

Sound and music in –

  • information technology creative practices (ITCP)
  • creativity studies
  • educational technologies
  • social technologies
  • cognitive science
  • ubiquitous computing
  • mobile computing
  • distributed computing
  • computer-supported collaborative work
  • gestural interaction
  • remote performance

Submissions:
Text should be written in Portuguese or English and formatted according to the SBC templates provided below. Full papers will be 8 pages, including references and illustrations. Software demonstrations and artistic demonstrations will be featured as a one-page summary which should include a link to an audio or video file. Abstracts will be published online. All material should be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
SBC templates:
http://www.sbc.org.br/index.php? option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=195&task=finish&cid=38&catid=32

Journal Cadernos de Informática:
http://seer.ufrgs.br/cadernosdeinformatica

Information:
Marcelo Queiroz (General Chair): mqz(at)ime.usp.br

Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 4th
Submission results: last week of April
III UbiMus: 4th- 6th May 2012

TANK Event in Cork

Saturday 14th Jan

Robin Parmar : Mick O’Shea : Harry Moore : Ed Devane : John Daly

Live, improvised electronic music at the Triskel ARTS CENTRE, CORK   2-4PM

http://www.triskelartscentre.ie/livemusic.htm