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Listening Cities Symposium in Vienna
urban soundscapes – intervening in / composing with

The Symposium aims to promote exchange between artists and theoreticians already working in the area of city sounds as well as to introduce the subject for artists new to the field.

The event, organised by the cultural center Alte Schmiede together with the Institute of Composition and Electroacoustic Media of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, takes place at the campus of the university as well as at the Alte Schmiede in the historic center of Vienna.

Main features are:
introductory workshops for artists new to the field
guided sound explorations through Vienna
talk sessions and discussion panel elucidating the theoretical background
concerts and presentations of works and projects related to the subject

Entrance to all events is free

May 30th – June 2nd, 2012
Friday, May 25th – Introductory Workshops
10-12 am and 2-4 pm
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Wednesday, May 30th (Campus of the University of Music – “Locations”)
1 – 1.30 pm: Official Welcome
2 – 7 pm: Individual sonic exploration of Vienna.
Meeting points: scheduled sound interventions in certain city spaces by the Vienna Noise Orchestra (see Sound Map)
7 pm: Café Hegelhof (1st district, Johannesgasse 16, Tel 1-512 82 21), last sound intervention by the Vienna Noise Orchestra
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Thursday, May 31st (Campus of the University of Music)
10 am – 1 pm: Informal listening sessions and discussion of material recorded on Wednesday
2 – 7 pm: Guided sonic explorations
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Friday, June 1st (Alte Schmiede)
1 – 2.30 pm: Talk Session 1
Antonella Radicchi (IT) “Soundmapping In-between Old and New Technologies”
Elisabeth Zimmermann (AT) “Radioscape, Live on air – on line – on site”
3 – 4.30: Talk Session 2
Ioanna Etmektsoglou (EL) “Acoustic ecology and the urban youth: An educational tool for developing interspecies awareness and sensitivity”
Peter Mechtler (AT) “Transportation systems and their impact on soundscapes of cities II, aesthetics and technology”
7 – 8 pm: Lyon in concert “Soundscape compositions and the Groupe Musiques Vivantes de Lyon (GMVL)” with works from Marc Favre,Bernard FortLionel Marchetti und Gilles Malatray
8.30 – 9.30 pm: Florence in concert  ”In & Out Italian Soundscapes” with works from composers associated with the center for music production and research Tempo Reale, Florence: Mattia Bonafini,Luigi Mastandrea, Salvatore Miele, Francesco GiomiMarco DibeltuluLelio Camilleri
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Saturday, June 2nd (Alte Schmiede)
1 – 2.30 pm: Talk Session 3
Gabriele Proy (AT) “Soundscapes and Remembrance”
Marc Favre (FR) “Nature, Landscape and their images in acousmatic and mixed composition”
3 – 4.30 pm: Talk Session 4
Lale Rodgarkia-Dara (AT) “Fictionate my personal geodata”
Alan Williams and Brendan Williams (UK) “On memory in ‘Centre/Periphery’ jointly authored and presented”
Stephen Davismoon and Philip Brissenden (UK) “On soundmarks, microsound techniques and markovian processes in ‘Crossing the Clyde for Rona’ “
Aniko Toth (UK) “The collaborative process and use of the artist’s voice in ‘The Night Bride’ by Steven Kilpatrick”
Steve Kilpatrick (UK) “The Lives of the ‘The Night-Bride’ “
5 – 6 pm: Panel discussion on “urban soundscapes – intervening in / composing with”
Moderator: Igor Lintz-Maues (Austria/Brazil)
7 – 8 pm: Corfu in concert “Corfiot Real and Imaginary Soundscapes”
with works from composers of the Music Department of the Ionian University:
Andreas MniestrisGeorgia KalodikiTheodoros Karkatselos,Konstantinos KarathanasisTheodoros LotisApostolos Loufopoulos
8.30 – 9.30 pm: Manchester in concert “… encountering terrain … journey’s shadows … a glimpse of your presence”
Soundscape works from the School of Media, Music and Performance of the University of Salford: John LowndesAlan Williams and Brendan WilliamsStephen DavismoonSteve KilpatrickSimon Connor & Katy Connor; Aniko Toth (Sopran), Tim Williams (cymbalon)
9.45 pm:  Vienna in concert “Kimochi /Camouflage”.
1st. Part: Kimochi, Soundscape composition from and with Gabriele Proy;
2nd Part: Camouflage, a sound intervention in city spaces with the Vienna Noise Orchestra playing Urbanophones (Alexander Chernyshkov, Reinhard Dundler, Paul Gründorfer, David Kammann, Igor Lintz-Maues, Caroline Profanter, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, Anna  Steiden)

Source: http://listeningcities.temporeale.it/symposium-vienna

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