ISSTA 2016 : ISSTA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE ON SOUND IN THE ARTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Call For Papers
ISSTA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE ON SOUND IN THE ARTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS ZONES 2016
SEPTEMBER 7TH-9TH 2016 (DERRY/LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND)
ULSTER UNIVERSITY AND PARTNER VENUES
Professor Leigh Landy (De Montfort University, Editor of Organised Sound)
Dr Liz Dobson (Yorkshire Womens’ Sound Network, University of Huddersfield)
Gregory Taylor (Education R&D, Cycling 74 software: makers of Max)
INSTALLATIONS, CONCERTS, ARTWORKS, WORKSHOPS, PAPERS, DISCUSSIONS
Full call details: http://issta.ie/call-for-submission-2016/
FESTIVAL/CONFERENCE THEME: TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS ZONES
One of the reasons we value sound as a perceptual and phenomenological event is that it allows for the creation of new types of sensory engagement with space. Creative processes of sounding allow us to design different types of sound worlds; places which can become autonomous zones. Lefebvre, in his seminal text The Production of Space, alludes to the concept of autonomous zones or imagined spaces; places which are imagined and created by community.
The idea of how we create and respond to autonomous zones is the subject of this year’s ISSTA festival as it comes to Northern Ireland for the first time, fostering a range of artistic, technological and academic interventions in Derry/Londonderry entitled Temporary Autonomous Zones 2016. A Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ), as defined by the poet and anarchist cultural theorist Hakim Bey, is more than just a distinct space; it is a space in control of itself, in that it does not recognise outside authority.
We look forward to inviting artists, scholars, technologists and other practitioners to Derry/Londonderry to investigate and play with some of these questions. From the historic autonomous zones of the 17th–century walled city of Londonderry to the autonomous commune of Free Derry (1969–72) to the highs, lows and contradictions of becoming the first UK City of Culture and even to its contested name and identity, we hope that Derry/Londonderry will offer a stimulating context for sharing participants’ work and ideas.
This year, we are seeking works of art, research papers, performances, compositions and workshops that engage with the concept of autonomous zones and the social spaces of sound and technology:
We hope that designers and technologists will take advantage of the temporary autonomous zones of our interdisciplinary conference to engage with more ‘blue sky’, speculative or conceptual aspects of their work.
We hope that artists, cultural researchers and thinkers will find inspiration from these various perspectives on space as defined, expressed and contested through sound, technology and culture.
We propose to take the approach of the TAZ guerrilla ontologist: making a mark, a difference, without violence!
PAPERS (and POSTERS)
Digital Audio and Digital Signal Processing
History of Sound, Science and Technology
Interfaces for Music or Sound
Live Sound Reinforcement
Music Recording and Production
Sound Art and Media Art with a Sonic Focus
Sound Diffusion and Spatialization
Sound Synthesis and Design
Sound, Science and Technology Education/Pedagogy
Interactive Sound Art
Site-specific Sound Art
Sound Art Installation
Electroacoustic Composition – fixed-medium or real-time
Mixed Composition for electronics and performers
The call is open to all practitioners regardless of nationality. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Registration for ISSTC 2016 is required for participation.
Submissions will be due April 4th, 2016. Notifications will be sent by June 4th, 2016.
Full call details here: http://issta.ie/call-for-submission-2016/
Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association
Ulster University: School of Creative Arts, Research Graduate School (Arts) and Arts and Humanities Research Institute
FabLab NI and the Nerve Centre
Outreach workshops supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation
The Spatial Music Collective