Conference on Sound, Ecology, and Media Culture 2018
The main goal of The Global Composition 2018 was to bring together transdisciplinary high-level research of scholars, scientists, artists, designers and engineers.
Moreover, participants have been able to discuss innovative cultural and educational practices as well as soundscape artworks by pedagogues and media makers.
This inspiring blend of intellectual analysis, practical design, engaged environmental, social and political work as well as artistic production is what constituted the essence of Soundscape Studies and Acoustic Ecology.
In order to create occasions for intense auditory experiences in a conference on listening, The Global Composition 2018 offered daily listening workshops.
The workshops introduced practically to some of Acoustic Ecology’s and Soundscape Studies’ genuine methodologies, and – additionally to the auditory experience they provide – also reflected and analyzed them.
The keynote workshops aimed at fostering the instruments for aesthetic facilitation/media cultural education, research, and creation, relaying their methodologies to Acoustic Ecology’s core thoughts and intentions, and – last but not least – discussing and adapting them, passing them on to younger generations, and ensuring their future practicability.
Keynote workshops – supported by hFMA – have been given by
• Ioanna Etmektsoglu (Greece)
• Eric Leonardson (USA)
• Hildegard Westerkamp (Canada)