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Tag: Experimental Sound Studio

2014 Year-in-Review

MSAE 2014 year-in-review, plus what’s ahead in 2015. We hope this New Year has started off well as we take time to reflect and take note of our activities and prospects. Happily, the MSAE had an extremely productive 2014. Highlights of the year and into […]

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Jay Needham performs This is a Recording, a work for radio and video.

Phono+Photo Panel On Sound Recording As Art

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phono+photo poster
On Wednesday, February 29 MSAE member Eric Leonardson moderated a panel discussion at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) on the development of sound recording as an art form in its own right.

Hosted by the Departments of Sculpture and Sound, the discussion examined the development of the art via the historical development of photography. Discussed was the development of non-music sound recording as art in relationship to photography.


Katherine Bussard, SAIC Art History Professor and AIC Curator
Lisa Dorin, AIC Associate Curator in Contemporary Art
Ken Fandell, artist, SAIC Professor and Photo Department Chair
Bill Fontana, artist and William and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Professor for SoundSculpture
Anna Friz, artist and Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Sound
Lou Mallozzi, artist, Executive Director of Experimental Sound Studio, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sound

The event was part of the Sound Department’s Weekly Colloquium series and co-sponsored with the SAIC Sculpture Department. It was streamed live on Free Radio SAIC. (Audio excerpts from the live stream may be available here in the future.)