Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series #6

For an exchange across disciplines and cultures, the FOS Lecture Series brings together composers, performers, musicians, scientists and researchers, in order to investigate into terrains such as the fragility and interdependency of sound, membranes and surfaces, filters and transitions. We look into movement, space, and the body in connection with music theatre and electronic music, as well as into society and environment, identity and gender in the context of composing. These multiple fields contribute to the vast landscape of music theatre today. In this series, we understand music theatre in the widest sense of the term: music theatre is sound moving in, through, or with space and time. Music theatre is a collaborative process that necessitates co-operation and collaboration.

Join us on an inspiring journey into contemporary music, theatre, listening, and culture: we explore new ideas, discuss, and critically comment the various results and insights. Lectures will be in English.

All events are only held online. Participation is free of charge and accessible worldwide.

>>> https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/fragility-of-sounds-lecture-series/

Thursday 25 February – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Darla Crispin
Fragile sounds, robust text and the mediating potential of mutually-attentive listening

Flora Könemann
The silent draw: exploration of the void through embodied listening and drawing – an exercise lecture

…continuing until March 2021, with contributions by Darla Crispin, Flora Könemann, Aistė Vaitkevičiūtė, Sarah Weiss, Veza Fernandez, Chikako Morishita, Pia Palme.

Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series #5

For an exchange across disciplines and cultures, the FOS Lecture Series brings together composers, performers, musicians, scientists and researchers, in order to investigate into terrains such as the fragility and interdependency of sound, membranes and surfaces, filters and transitions. We look into movement, space, and the body in connection with music theatre and electronic music, as well as into society and environment, identity and gender in the context of composing. These multiple fields contribute to the vast landscape of music theatre today. In this series, we understand music theatre in the widest sense of the term: music theatre is sound moving in, through, or with space and time. Music theatre is a collaborative process that necessitates co-operation and collaboration.

Join us on an inspiring journey into contemporary music, theatre, listening, and culture: we explore new ideas, discuss, and critically comment the various results and insights. Lectures will be in English.

All events are only held online. Participation is free of charge and accessible worldwide.

>>> https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/fragility-of-sounds-lecture-series/

Thursday 18 February – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Malik Sharif
Composition and Musicology as Artistic Research: The Case of Ruth Crawford and Charles Seeger

Christina Lessiak
How Feminism Matters: An exploration of an artistic research project

…continuing until March 2021, with contributions by Darla Crispin, Flora Könemann, Aistė Vaitkevičiūtė, Sarah Weiss, Veza Fernandez, Chikako Morishita, Pia Palme.

Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series #4

For an exchange across disciplines and cultures, the FOS Lecture Series brings together composers, performers, musicians, scientists and researchers, in order to investigate into terrains such as the fragility and interdependency of sound, membranes and surfaces, filters and transitions. We look into movement, space, and the body in connection with music theatre and electronic music, as well as into society and environment, identity and gender in the context of composing. These multiple fields contribute to the vast landscape of music theatre today. In this series, we understand music theatre in the widest sense of the term: music theatre is sound moving in, through, or with space and time. Music theatre is a collaborative process that necessitates co-operation and collaboration.

Join us on an inspiring journey into contemporary music, theatre, listening, and culture: we explore new ideas, discuss, and critically comment the various results and insights. Lectures will be in English.

All events are only held online. Participation is free of charge and accessible worldwide.

>>> https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/fragility-of-sounds-lecture-series/

Thursday 11 February – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Irene Lehmann
On the theatricality of experimental listening situations

Electric Indigo aka Susanne Kirchmayr
From Idea to Realisation – Susanne Kirchmayr speaks about her artistic process

…continuing until March 2021, with contributions by Malik Sharif, Christina Lessiak, Darla Crispin, Elisabeth Schimana, Flora Könemann, Aistė Vaitkevičiūtė, Sarah Weiss, Veza Fernandez, Chikako Morishita, Pia Palme.

Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series #3

For an exchange across disciplines and cultures, the FOS Lecture Series brings together composers, performers, musicians, scientists and researchers, in order to investigate into terrains such as the fragility and interdependency of sound, membranes and surfaces, filters and transitions. We look into movement, space, and the body in connection with music theatre and electronic music, as well as into society and environment, identity and gender in the context of composing. These multiple fields contribute to the vast landscape of music theatre today. In this series, we understand music theatre in the widest sense of the term: music theatre is sound moving in, through, or with space and time. Music theatre is a collaborative process that necessitates co-operation and collaboration.

Join us on an inspiring journey into contemporary music, theatre, listening, and culture: we explore new ideas, discuss, and critically comment the various results and insights. Lectures will be in English.

All events are only held online. Participation is free of charge and accessible worldwide.

>>> https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/fragility-of-sounds-lecture-series/

Tuesday 9 February – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1]

Elisabeth Schimana
Sound as Score

Susanne Kogler
Theodor W. Adorno & Hannah Arendt: aesthetics and politics

…continuing until March 2021, with contributions by Malik Sharif, Christina Lessiak, Darla Crispin, Electric Indigo, Elisabeth Schimana, Flora Könemann, Aistė Vaitkevičiūtė, Sarah Weiss, Veza Fernandez, Chikako Morishita, Pia Palme.

Fragility of Sounds Online Lecture Series

We are happy to announce the Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series.

An Online Event from 13 January to 25 March 2021, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 5:00 PM online via zoom, whereby, and vimeo.

For more information go to https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/fragility-of-sounds…

Kickoff event : Online premiere & film release WECHSELWIRKUNG – an experimental music theatre Wednesday, 13 January 2021 – 20:00 [CET/UTC+1]

7:45 PM get-together in the Online Fragility of Sounds Bar
8:00 PM world premiere of the music theatre film WECHSELWIRKUNGAs part of this PEEK research project, the FOS Lecture Series looks into the artistic process of composers, musicians, and performers and explores various terrains of contemporary music and music theatre. For this exchange across disciplines and cultures, Pia Palme and Christina Lessiak brought together renowned composers, performers, musicians, scientists and researchers. Their investigations comprise themes such as fragility and interdependency, space and sound, membranes and surfaces, filters and transitions, movement and the body, as well as society and environment, identity and gender. All these these multiple fields contribute to the vast landscape of music theatre today. In the context of this series, music theatre is understood in the widest sense: as an endeavour to collaborate musically, or more general, one could think about sounds moving in, through, or with space and time.Join us on an inspiring journey into contemporary culture and music: together, we want to explore ideas, we want to discover, discuss, and critically comment the various results and insights. Lectures will mostly be in English, with some exceptional presentations in German.

Find the link to the film under https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/wechselwirkung/ After the premiere, the film will be available online until 13 February 2021 at https://vimeo.com/497323866
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The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series

#1 Thursday, 21 January 2021 – 17:00 [CET/UTC+1] Germán Toro Pérez: Instability and Contingency. Some thoughts about the performance of live electronic music.Paola Bianchi: ELP – An artistic research project.

#2 Thursday 28 January 2021 – 17:00 [CET/UTC+1] Georgina Born: Listening after Whitehead: Nonhuman Sound, Fragility, and Care
Juliet Fraser: In the thick of it: further reflections on the mess and the magic of collaborative partnerships

…continuing until March 2021, with contributions by Malik Sharif, Christina Lessiak, Darla Crispin, Electric Indigo, Elisabeth Schimana, Flora Könemann, Irene Lehmann, Aistė Vaitkevičiūtė, Sarah Weiss, Veza Fernandez, Chikako Morishita, Pia Palme. >> https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/fragility-of-sounds-lecture-series

“Fragility of Sounds”

Venue: University for Music and the Performing Arts, Graz, Austria
Dates: 8 and 9 May, 2020
Submission Deadline: 4 November 2019
Languages: English and German

The project team is delighted to announce the Call for Proposals for the international artistic research festival-conference “Fragility of Sounds”, being held on 8 – 9 May 2020. The event will consist of panels with individual papers, panel discussions, performances and experimental formats. Participants include international guest artists and artistic researchers Chaya Czernowin, Elaine Mitchener, Elisabeth Schimana and Darla Crispin. “On the fragility of sounds” is an artistic research project funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund (PEEK Project AR537). It is designed to explore terrains of composition and contemporary music theatre as they are interwoven with feminist practice. The project research expands from the intersection of listening, composing, and feminism. We ask: Can music theatre be conceived with “Another Ear” rather than from the perspective of the “Male Gaze”? We aim to understand how the process of composing is affected by (feminist) listening. We do not aim at “feminist” or “fragile” works as such. Rather, we study how the practice of composing, listening or spatializing sound relates to these topics:
# fragility, vulnerability, precariousness
# membranes, skin, surfaces
# filtering, transition
# physicality, body, identity, gender, feminism

We look into the process and the practice of composing from the artist’s perspective. In doing so, we explore the potential of an autoethnographic approach as foundation for artistic research. In order to further explore aspects of the interaction of composing, listening, and feminism as related to music theatre, we invite researchers and artists to contribute to the discussion. “Fragility of Sounds” is a multi-/interdisciplinary festival-conference and invites proposals from researchers and artistic researchers from any discipline whose work relates to this topic. We welcome individual papers, joint papers, lecture-performances and experimental formats. We strongly encourage researchers and artists at pre-doc level to submit a proposal.

The proposal for a 20-minute contribution in English or German should include: title of the proposal, language, name, institutional affiliation, country, abstract (up to 300 words) and a short curriculum vitae (up to 200 words).

Please submit your proposal via e-mail to christina.lessiak@kug.ac.at and pia.palme@kug.ac.at.

Deadline: Monday, 4 November 2019. Applicants will be notified of the decisions by 20 December 2019. For any further information, please contact Christina Lessiak christina.lessiak@kug.ac.at.

Project TeamPia Palme, PhD, Head of Project
Christina Lessiak, BA MA, Assistant
Centre for Gender Studies University of Music and Performing Arts Graz / Austria
PEEK Project AR537 “On the Fragility of Sounds”
www.fragilityofsounds.org