International sound art symposium held in Riga

International sound art symposium held in Riga
F64 . Evelīna Deičmane, artist and participant of the symposium
26-09-2013 A+ A-
International sound art symposium „Skaņu māksla: pārveidojot telpu par vietu” („Sound art: changing a space into a place”) will be held on 7 October from 10.00 to 18.00 and on 8 October from 10.00 to 13.00 at the Organ Hall, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. In there, well-known international experts and theorists will discuss and read lectures, it is said on „Skaņu mežs” festival webpage.

The actual sound art professionals from Europe will join who offers audiovisual examples of their works in addition to lectures. Some issues related to sound art history will be explored in addition to sound art and architecture relationship, visual arts and other fields.

International symposium will explore sound/audiovisual art history and the actual trends, it is gonna be an impulse for theoretical conclusions and analysis about sound art history, its future and current situation in Latvia.

Such themes as sound art relation to landscapes and architecture will be discussed as well as the specific role of the sound in an audiovisual artistic practice. At the same time, the recent sound art activities in Latvia will be presented, as well.

Helga de la Motte-Haber, German art critic, Volker Straebel, musicologist, English sound art pioneer Max Eastley, French journalist and lecturer Rhama Khazam and Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard will be among symposium guests.

Also local artists working wit the sound material Evelīna Deičmane and Voldemārs Johansons will join the symposium.

The symposium curated by Carsten Seifert (Berlin) is a cooperation project of European Culture Institutes represented in Riga, those institutions are included in EUNIC network. Symposium is organized by „Skaņu mežs” that will create a significant sound art project „SKAN II”, an event that is included in the thematic line „Thirst for the Ocean” within the „Rīga 2014” programme. While creating the symposium, „Skaņu mežs” cooperates with EUNIC (EU union of cultural organizations).

The entrance is free of charge, the event language is English. To find out more about „Skaņu mežs” and the symposium, read!



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