Considering the world’s objects as instruments, its inhabitants as their players and all sounds on the globe taking place simultaneously, leads to the imagination of a global composition. Any audible phenomenon is part of this huge ongoing concert which includes all living beings and unites them in - mostly unintentional and uncoordinated - collaboration. Soundmakers, listeners and those, requesting sounds as a commodity, are part of a system and often one and the same person.
The global composition is a conference on Sound, Media and the Environment, held by Hochschule Darmstadt, taking place at the Media Campus Dieburg in Germany July 25-28 2012.
Proposals are invited for roundtable discussions, workshops, papers/posters, applied and artistic contributions, relating, but not limited to the conference’s main focus. The organizers intend to publish selected papers. The conference’s official language will be English.
The abstracts/proposals will be reviewed, and the participants whose papers and sonic art works will be chosen for presentation will be notified by April 20, 2012. Information about keynote speakers and the conference program will be forthcoming.
Final date for submissions: March 1st, 2012.
Further information can be found on the website.