Ideas on the relationship of sound
to the world around you.
Thursday, October 12 to Sunday October 14th
Arts Court Theater
2 Daly Ave
“Sound and space are inextricably connected, interlocked in a dynamic through which each performs the other, bringing aurality into spatiality and space into aural definition.”
Brandon Labelle, Background Noise
“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.”
John Cage, The Future of Music: Credo
This year during Electric Fields, we will bring together a series of presentations and conversations that will explore the complex relationship between sound and space. In depth discussion, quick presentations, academic explorations, creative projects, a keynote address to get us rolling and plenty of room in between to make new connections with people and ideas.
Please note the Surrounding Sound Symposium will take place in English.
The heart of the conference involves four separate discussions on the relationship of sound and space to be led by four artists/researchers; bringing together creative thinkers from Montréal, Toronto, New York City, San Francisco, and of course right here in Ottawa. Planned as dynamic free flow conversations, we are excited about what ideas will unfold from these exchanges!
Building up to the major discussion panels is a keynote address from Dr. Barry Blesser, a digital audio pioneer and co-author of the fascinating interdisciplinary exploration - Spaces Speak: Are you listening? On Friday, a daytime symposium with the Carleton School of Architecture will explore specific ideas about the built environment and the sonic experience, while at night a collaboration with Pecha Kucha Ottawa brings together artists, designer and researchers for a rapid fire exploration of the role of sound in the urban fabric.
And finally, drawing to a close after it’s launch during EF2011, Polytectures is available until the end of the festival. Download it and take a sonic journey through the architecture at the heart of the city of Ottawa.
Join us for an exciting forum for new ideas that may just change the way you experience the world around you!