Saturday, November 24th, 2012, 09:00-21:00
Making Sound Objects: Cultures of Hearing, Recording, Creating and Circulation

British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual One-Day Conference, 

in association with the

Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Registration: 9:00-9:30 (Blackwood Seminar Room)

Welcome: Noel Lobley, Pitt Rivers Museum

Session 1: Active Cultures of Recording

09:30-11:00 (PRM Lecture Theatre) 

Discussant: Dr Tom Hodgson (University of Oxford)

9:30: David Gunn, Founding Director of Incidental
Unhaunting: Music and Memory in Contemporary Cambodia

10:00: David Henig, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent
Divinity in the Age of its Mechanical Reproduction: Sounded Pedagogy Among Dervishes in the Western Balkans

10:30: Matthew Campbell, Cognitive Ethnomusicologist, Ohio State University
Affective Traces: Sounds of Intimacy and the Phenomenology of the Voice in Amateur Tape Exchange during theVietnam Conflict.

Tea: 11:00-11:30 (Blackwood Seminar Room)

Session 2: Making Sonic Time Capsules – Histories and Futures of Listening and Circulating

11:30-13:00 (PRM Lecture Theatre)

Discussant: Dr Jo Hicks (University of Oxford)

11:30: Paul Whitty, Research Director for Film, Fine Art and Music, Director of the Sonic Arts Research Unit (SARU), Oxford Brookes University
Auditory Archaeology: Object, Text and Place as Sonic Time Capsule

 12:00: Felicity Ford, Sonic Arts Research Unit (SARU), Oxford Brookes University
Virtual Sound Museums: Digital Phonographic Archives as Sonic Time Capsules

 12:30: Andrea Zarza Canova, Independent Researcher, Postgraduate student in Records and Archives Management at University College London
Listening to the Present: A Sonic Time Capsule

Sandwich Lunch: 13:00-14:00  (Blackwood Seminar Room)

Session 3The Art of Practical Sound Objects

Discussant: Menaka PP Bora (University of Oxford-Goldsmiths)

14:00-15:30 (PRM Lecture Theatre)

14:00: Diana Salazar, Composer and Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, Kingston University
The Sound-Object as Spatial Signifier in Electronic Music: A Case Study of Spatial Relations in La Voz del Fuelle

14:30: Chris Dorsett, Professor of Fine Art, Northumbria University
Synaesthetic Presences: New Sights from Old Sounds

15:00: Deirdre Morgan, Department of Music, School of Oriental and African Studies
Hearing the Balinese genggong: the Jew’s harp and the Anthropology of Musical Instruments

Tea: 15:30-16:00 (Blackwood Seminar Room)

Session 4:

David Toop and Max Eastley in Conversation

16:00-17:30 (PRM Lecture Theatre)

Break for dinner (not provided): 17:30 – 19:00

Session 5:  Performances

19:00 – 21:00 Improvised Music and Sound in the Pitt Rivers Museum Gallery

(open to all / free entry)

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