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Sound, Space and Memory: Ways of Emotionalizing and instrumentalizing Sound

Panel of the 10th SIEF congress Lisbon 2011 - People Make Places - ways of feeling the world

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Publié le mercredi 30 juin 2010 par Karim Hammou

Résumé

This is a call for papers for a Panel inclued in the SIEF Congress 2011 in Lisbon. Globalization and mobility have remodeled the relations between sound and space through emotionalization and instrumentalization. The panel aims to highlight the new connections between sound and space, taking into account the dynamics of detaching and repositioning sound and place today.

Annonce

Panel directed by Cyril Isnart (CIDEHUS-Universidade de Evora) and Eckehard Pistrick (Martin-Luther-University Halle/Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre).

Sound, space and memory: ways of emotionalizing and instrumentalizing sound

Sound and space have been considered as two distinct phenomena, visual and aural, to be studied by different disciplines: (ethno)musicology and geography. But the anthropology of space, the anthropology of senses (Turner) and performance studies (Schiefflin, Marshall) have shown how music links with space and memory. Every experience of space is at the same time a visual, acoustic and memory experience. Places possess a particular soundscape (Murray Schafer, Feld, Scaldaferri) linked to the process of recollecting and learning the traces of the past.

In times of musical globalization and musical hybridization, music detaches itself from its space of origin and tends to exist as a non-spatial and non-identifiable object. On the other hand, sound becomes appropriated by space influenced by local discourses, nationalist rhetorics or heritage politics. Space is considered in these terms as the mythical origin of musical expressions.

In the last decades, human migrations have profoundly remodeled the relation between music and space. As a result, an increased role was attributed to aural memory for remembering places, involving particular emotions. In these terms, memory stimulates a widespread nostalgia for the sounds and spaces of origin.

The panel aims to highlight the connections between sound and space, in local emic terms and as an etic concept of cultural politics. How can ‘local sounds’ be understood in a globalized world? What role do memory processes play in linking space and sounds? In what sense does the aural compliment the visual in performance? In what respect can music as a symbol evoke a ‘lost space’?

To view the long abstract and propose a paper, please go to: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2011/panels.php5?View=All Panels
Click on the panel title or on P205.

The deadline to propose papers for this panel is 15 October 2010.

Lieux

  • Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Av. de Berna 26
    Lisbonne, Portugal

Dates

  • vendredi 15 octobre 2010

Mots-clés

  • Sound, Memory, Space, Globalization, Localization, Emotion, Identity, Power

Contacts

  • Cyril Isnart
    courriel : isnart [at] uevora [dot] pt
  • Eckehard Pistrick
    courriel : eckehard [dot] pistrick [at] musikwiss [dot] uni-halle [dot] de

Source de l'information

  • Cyril Isnart
    courriel : isnart [at] uevora [dot] pt

Pour citer cette annonce

« Sound, Space and Memory: Ways of Emotionalizing and instrumentalizing Sound », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 30 juin 2010, http://calenda.org/201534