2011 Sound Art Theories Symposium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6

Sponsored by the SAIC Sound department, the symposium brings together 14 scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe engaging a wide range of topics, disciplines, and attitudes brought to bear on sound as art and art as sound.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 South Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603

Visit www.saic.edu/sats for complete information and registration.

This event is free for AIC staff and SAIC students, faculty, and staff.

Featured presenters include:

Christoph Cox, Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College
and a faculty member at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard
on the transformation of hearing via the phonograph into the inanimate world.

David Grubbs, Associate Professor in the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY, on how the online experience impacts the experience of sound archives.

Seth Kim-Cohen, Visiting artist in Sound at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on demolishing the wall between rock ‘n’ roll and sound art.

Salomé Voegelin,
Senior Lecturer in Sound Arts and Design, London College of Communication, on sonic possible worlds rooted in experience and projected towards the imaginable.

Allen S. Weiss from the Departments of Performance Studies and Cinema Studies at New York University on the danse macabre of sonic monsters rising from the ashes of recording.

View the program at http://blogs.saic.edu/sound/2011/10/11/sound-art-theories-symposium-2011/. For registration details visit the http://www.saic.edu/sats.

Ancillary events for the symposium include installations and performances by Olivia Block with Joseph Clayton Mills, David Grubbs, and Seth Kim-Cohen. These are presented by Experimental Sound Studio and take place at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Corbett vs Dempsey Gallery, and The Hideout.

The 2011 Sound Art Theories Symposium is organized by Adjunct Professor Lou Mallozzi for SAIC’s Sound department.