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Panel Discussion: Colloquium – Sound Art and Music

28 February 2017 | 6.30pm – 8pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

An evening of discussions hosted by the Royal College of Art in conjunction with the publication of Colloquium: Sound Art – Music published by Zero Books and edited by Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin. The book includes contributions from Allen S. Weiss, Nye Parry, David Toop, Volkmar Klien, Aura Satz, Leigh Landy, Cathy Lane, Simon Emmerson, Claudia Molitor and Kathy Hinde, with a postscript by Kate Lacey. The evening will serve as mechanism to continue the aim of the book, to make the relationship between sound art and music 'colloquial': spoken and accessible, rather than locked behind disciplinary boundaries. 


Speakers: Frances Morgan (music and film critic, currently researching electronic music histories at the RCA), Gascia Ouzounian (Musicologist and Violinist, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford), Kevin Walker (designer/artist, Head of Programme, Information Experience Design, RCA), and Kate Lacey (Professor of Media History and Theory at the University of Sussex) will be presenting and discussing their responses to the book. The discussion will be chaired by Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin.

About the book

In 2012, Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin hosted a colloquium, entitled 'Music - Sound Art: Historical Continuum and Mimetic Fissures', at the London College of Communication, UAL. This colloquium dealt with the current debate concerning the relationship between sound art and music. This book opens the colloquium to a wider readership through the publication of a decisive range of the material that defined the event. It includes the transcripts of the original colloquium discussions, the provocations that initiated its debates as well as responses to its themes written after the event. It aims to raise some pressing and relevant questions without providing answers and open up the continuum between concert hall and gallery space, between record collection, radio, sound on-site, online and the everyday. 

The book can be purchased on the night for a discounted £10. (cash only)