Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10th meeting, Wednesday, January 26th

MoKS presents:
with Carlo Cubero, PhD
Wednesday, January 26th
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

The first meeting of the Helikoosolek in 2011 will feature a visit from Carlo Cubero, PhD, Associate Professor of anthropology at Tallinn University. In the coming year, Carlo will be teaching a course at the university entitled 'Soundscapes: Perception and Design', and is also heading the Soundscape Study Group, which is preparing works for the Maailmafilm Ethnographic Film Festival in Tartu, and for Tuned City Tallinn as part of Tallinn Capital of Culture 2011. In his visit to the Helikoosolek, Carlo, accompanied by members of his Soundscape Study Group, will address issues, questions, paradoxes, and possible solutions that come up when anthropology meets "the sonic". He will also discuss his plans and goals for the upcoming university course, which he describes as an exploration of:

"... the range of discourses and practices that relate to sound's relationship to social experience, from an anthropological perspective. It will focus on the different ways in which humans perceive sound – as a socially constructed phenomenon – and design sonic experiences. The course will discuss how technologies of sound emerge from cultural and historical worlds. Some themes that will be addressed in this course will be: (a) the political economy of noise, (b) cross-cultural discourses on sound perception, (c) intersections between technology and sound such as architecture, sound recordings, and experimental music, (d) copyright and sound ownership, amongst others. By examining sound from a cross-cultural perspective the course will also attempt to open up a dialogue with alternative sonic practices and thus ultimately challenge many taken-for-granted notions underlying contemporary theories of culture."

helikoosolek:tartu is organised my MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva Muuseum, and Tartu Kultuurkapital.

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