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CONF: Resonance & Remembrance: A Bell Studies Symposium, University of Michigan, March 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Resonance and Remembrance: An Interdisciplinary Bell Studies Symposium
Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2, 2017

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Distinguished keynote speaker

   Steven Feld (School for Advanced Research) with Rahim AlHaj, oud

   “Metalogue: What is a Bell?”

Closing roundtable, “Mapping Bells Across Disciplinary Boundaries"

   Niall Atkinson (University of Chicago)
   Reginald Jackson (University of Michigan)
   Tung-Hui Hu (University of Michigan)

Scholars and practitioners from the musicologies to engineering are doing work on bells and bell soundscapes, yet too rarely cross paths. To foster interdisciplinary dialogue, this symposium brings together presenters in acoustics, art history, comparative literature, computer music and audio technology, creative writing, engineering, English, film, history, Japanese studies, literature, the musicologies, and their many intersections with yet other fields.

Selected topics will be published in the inaugural issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Campanology in 2018.

There will be a total of 28 papers, posters, and performances of works. Paper/poster topics range from 'Bulgaria’s "Bells" Monument and Resonant Postsocialist Remembrances,' 'Mapping Acoustic Itineraries in Renaissance Florence,' and 'Pierre Schaeffer’s Bell Samples,' to 'Christian Marclay’s Other Clock.' Demonstrations and performances include explorations of the carillon and audience agency, a carillon-inspired interactive performance environment and distributed virtual instrument, and a software kit to make bell physical models for musical applications.

Registration is free of charge, with a paid meal option: https://www.music.umich.edu/performances_events/campanology-symposium/registration.php

Organizers Tiffany Ng (Assistant Professor of Carillon) and John Granzow (Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Technology) gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the U-M Bicentennial.

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