Sound in Motion

Freitag, 20.09.2019 - Samstag, 21.09.2019

Sound in Motion

The workshop is open to interested students and the general public.

Veranstaltende: Global Studies | Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities | Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Redner, Rednerin: Prof. Dr. Michael Bull, University of Sussex, Prof. Dr. Andrew J. Eisenberg, NYU Abu Dhabi, Prof. Dr. Jason Stanyek, University of Oxford | Contact persons: James Barber, Andrin Uetz, Dianne Violeta Mausfeld, Victor de Souza Soares
Datum: 20.09.2019 - 21.09.2019
Uhrzeit: 13:30 Uhr
Ort: F -121
Lerchenweg 36
3012 Bern
Merkmale: Öffentlich


Sound in Motion

September 20. & 21., 2019 | University of Bern, Switzerland

Institute of Musicology | Institute of History, Department of Iberian and Latin American History


James Barber | Andrin Uetz | Dianne Violeta Mausfeld | Victor de Souza Soares

Confirmed Keynotes:

Prof. Dr. Michael Bull, University of Sussex
Prof. Dr. Andrew J. Eisenberg, NYU Abu Dhabi
Prof. Dr. Jason Stanyek, University of Oxford

The interconnectedness between sound and space has been object of ongoing scholarly discussion. While musical disciplines have focused on contemporary processes of displacement and international migration, soundscape studies have, from its very origins, researched the intimate bonds between the sonic environment and the quality of human life. Transcultural flows have brought manifold music genres into every corner of the world, while other styles of music have been created and recreated through processes of human mobility. Musical aesthetics travel over time and space, forming new forms and originating novel soundscapes across regional, national and continental boundaries.

This 2-day workshop aims to discuss issues of sound and space in its  broadest sense, by bringing together scholars from various disciplinary  traditions, discussing  issues of sounding and listening practices in relation to human  mobility, space occupation, (de)territorialization and migration.

The workshop will serve national and international networking among young scholars from musicology, sound studies, ethnomusicology, history, and related disciplines.

Additionally, the workshop aims to bring together theory and practice, featuring artist performances and inviting all participants to a “Sound Walk” in order to explore the city of Bern with their ears.