Colloquium: Sound Art and Music – Book launch, performance and screening

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 7–9pm
Free, no booking required

An evening launch of Colloquium: Sound Art – Music published by Zero Books in September 2016, edited by Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin, with contributions from Allen S Weiss, Nye Parry, David Toop, Volkmar Klien, Aura Satz, Leigh Landy, Cathy Lane, Simon Emmerson, Claudia Molitor and Kathy Hinde, with a postscript by Kate Lacey.

The launch will feature a performance by Thomas Gardner, David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin, practising the relationship between sound and music with words, movements, numbers and cello, and a screening of Aura Satz’ film Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken (2016), about composer Laurie Spiegel’s musing on electronic music and the compositional process.

The evening will serve as an informal platform to continue the aim of the book, to make the relationship between sound art and music ‘colloquial’: spoken and accessible, rather than locked behind disciplinary boundaries.

Colloquium: Sound Art – Music, Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin eds, Winchester, Washington: Zero Books, 2016, 217 pages.

In 2012, Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin hosted a colloquium, entitled ‘Music – Sound Art: Historical Continuum and Mimetic Fissures’, at the London College of Communication, UAL. This colloquium dealt with the current debate concerning the relationship between sound art and music. This book opens the colloquium to a wider readership through the publication of a decisive range of the material that defined the event. It includes the transcripts of the original colloquium discussions, the provocations that initiated its debates as well as responses to its themes written after the event. It aims to raise some pressing and relevant questions without providing answers and open up the continuum between concert hall and gallery space, between record collection, radio, sound on-site, online and the everyday.


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