Noise in and as Music: Huddersfield Symposium

A date for noise fans and new music conference addicts a three-day symposium ‘Noise in and as Music‘ hosted by Huddersfield’s Centre for Research in New Music. It all takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4–6 October and costs just £15 to attend – pretty good! Full details here.

As well as papers by the likes of Peter Ablinger, Nick Collins and John Dack, there will be installations from a range of artists including Marko Ciciliani and Heather Frasch, and a trio of evening concerts. The three days are themed under the titles ‘Noise as Music: sound, saturation, silence’; ‘Noise and Music: syntaz, soundscape, bodyscape’; and ‘Noise in Music: data, information, code’.

The weekend will also see the official launch of Noise In And As Music, edited by Aaron Cassidy and Aaron Einbond (Huddersfield University Press). Now, I happened to be the copy-editor on this book, so I can’t comment the standards of its presentation; but I can say that there’s some very good material in there that is worth your time.

The book’s main contributors include Peter Ablinger, Sebastian Berweck, Aaron Cassidy, Marko Ciciliani, Nick Collins, Aaron Einbond, Matthias Haenisch, Alec Hall, Martin Iddon, Bryan Jacobs, Phil Julian, Michael Maierhof, Joan Arnau Pàmies, and James Whitehead (JLIAT). They are supported by a collection of short responses to a two-question ‘interview’ – ‘what is noise (music) to you?’ and ‘why do you make it?’ – by some of the leading musicians working with noise today: Eryck Abecassis, Franck Bedrossian, Antoine Chessex, Ryan Jordan, Alice Kemp (Germseed), George Lewis, Lasse Marhaug, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Diemo Schwarz, Ben Thigpen, Kasper Toeplitz and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay.

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