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Sonic Environments will run from Sunday 10th July until Monday 11th July
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Sunday, July 10 • 09:30 - 10:30
Sonic Environments Keynote Panel

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Sonic Environments will open with a dynamic keynote panel featuring six international leaders in the field who will each present short provocations on the conference theme from diverse perspectives. This panel will conclude with a Q&A and form the foundation for discussions and collaborations throughout the conference. 

Dr Sabine Breitsameter is an experimental radio maker, curator and Professor of Sound and Media Culture at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Her research focuses on electroacoustic art, media history and the culture of listening. From 2004–08 she was visiting professor of experimental sound design at the Berlin University of the Arts where she co-founded the Sound Studies master degree course. As an author, director and editor she focuses on media art, contemporary music and modern culture and has created many radio plays and documentaries, mainly for the German public broadcasters Deutschlandradio and ARD, but also for ORF/Austria, NPR/USA, and Radio Canada. As a scientific and artistic director she has curated numerous art projects, symposia and festivals, including Symposium on Listening (Kassel 1997, in parallel with documenta X), StadtStimmen (Wiesbaden 1999), trans_canada (ZKM Karlsruhe 2005), Radio_Copernicus – the German-Polish Artist Radio (Berlin–Warsaw–Wrocław, 2004–2006) and The Global Composition: Conference on Sound, Media and Ecology (Darmstadt 2012). In 2010, she published, translated into German and wrote the introduction to R. Murray Schafer’s The Tuning of the World, the seminal text in the field of acoustic ecology. Her current research focuses on 3D audio, its history and dramaturgical and design innovations.

Dr Sabine Feisst is Professor of Musicology and Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University’s School of Music and Global Institute of Sustainability. Focusing on twentieth and twenty-first century music studies, she published the monographs Der Begriff ‘Improvisation’ in der neuen Musik (Studio Verlag, 1997) and Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years (Oxford University Press, 2011) which won the Society for American Music’s prestigious Lowens Award for the most outstanding book on American music in 2011 and was called “a pioneering work of revisionist scholarship.” In 2014 she was chosen as one of five ASU professors to receive the Defining Edge Research Award in the Humanities and Literature. Her research has been supported by German and American government grants and she has served on the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship board. Author of over 80 articles in anthologies, journals and reference works and US editor of Contemporary Music Review, she is currently writing a monograph on music inspired by the American Southwest deserts, editing the Oxford Handbook of Ecomusicology, and is general editor with Denise Von Glahn for the Music, Nature, Place book series from Indiana University Press. With Garth Paine, she co-directs ASU’s Acoustic Ecology Lab which includes such research streams as the Listen(n) Project and EcoRift. 

Stephan Moore is a composer, improviser, audio artist, sound designer, teacher, and curator based in Chicago. His creative work currently manifests as electronic studio compositions, solo and group improvisations, sound installation works, scores for collaborative performance pieces, and sound designs for unusual circumstances. Evidence, his long-standing project with Scott Smallwood, has performed widely and released several recordings over the past 15 years. He is the president of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and is a member of The Nerve Tank, a canary torsi, Composers Inside Electronics, and the Wingspace Theatrical Collective. He toured for several years as a musician with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and has worked with artists as diverse as Pauline Oliveros, Anthony McCall, and Animal Collective. He is a lecturer in Sound Art and Sound Design in the Department of Radio, Television and Film at Northwestern University. 

Andrew Skeoch is a bioacoustic researcher, naturalist and Australia's best-known nature soundscape recordists. Together with his partner, photographer Sarah Koschak, he established the independent label Listening Earth in 1993 to publish authentic, natural soundscape recordings. This work has now taken him around the world, documenting the sounds of iconic landscapes and threatened ecosystems in remote locations in Asia, India, Africa and the Americas in search of some of our planet’s most beautiful and fascinating sounds. To date, they have published over 80 albums, and Listening Earth has grown to include the work of pre-eminent colleagues. Their CD albums 'A Morning in the Australian Bush' and 'Favourite Australian Birdsong' have each sold over 50,000 copies. Andrew has also contributed sounds to films such as 'Pirates of the Carribean', Disney's 2016 remake of 'The Jungle Book' and Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to 'Rabbit Proof Fence'. Andrew's current research focuses on acoustic ecology, ecoacoustics and the value of listening to the environment. 

Australian percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson is active in the fields of solo percussion, contemporary chamber music, improvisation, installation and composition. She has performed at festivals around the world such as Wien Modern, London Jazz Festival, Green Umbrella Series LA, Bang-on-a-Can Marathon NY, The Adelaide Festival of Arts, and Shanghai Festival. Vanessa is co-founder and artistic director of Clocked Out, one of Australia’s most important and eclectic musical organisations, artistic director of percussion quartet Early Warning System and the percussionist for The Australian Art Orchestra. She is particularly well-known for her interpretations of the music of Pateras, Griswold and Globokar, her improvisational language that incorporates acoustic ecology and sonic investigations of found objects and her tireless advocacy for awareness of the plethora of high quality music-making happening in Australia. Over the years Vanessa has commissioned, inspired and premiered more than 100 works, worked alongside countless wonderful improvisers, an collaborated with visual artists, dancers, and actors in a variety of settings. She is currently Associate Professor in Music at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. 

Ian Whalley is an internationally recognised author, researcher and composer in the fields of electroacoustic music, computer music, and sonic art. His electroacoustic compositions have been published by CUP and MIT Press and included in international events such as ICMC, MUSICACOUSTICA, TIMESPACE, VCH, ACMA, 121212. Works explore the relationship between acoustic performance and  real-time computer music gestures and idioms. He has received awards and grants from the British Council (UK), the NZ/Japan Exchange Programme (NZ/Japan), Kunitachi Centre for Computer Music (Japan), ICMC2000 (Germany), Meiji University Visiting Fellow (Japan), Klangart '99 (Germany) and UNESCO (India). Ian's current research focuses on networked music/sound, interactive systems, intelligent agent applications in non-linear music, generative systems, real-time graphic scoring, and data sonification. His research work and invited workshops are extensively published in leading computer music and arts/technology proceedings (ICMC, ISEA, EMS, NIME, Cyber@rt) throughout Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia. Ian is Head of Electroacoustic Music Studios and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. 

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Leah Barclay

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University
Co-Chair, Sonic Environments (www.sonicenvironments.org)


Sabine Breitsameter

Professor for Sound and Media Culture, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Sabine Breitsameter (Berlin/Darmstadt) researches and teaches since 2006 as Professor for Sound and Media Culture at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. As an expert in experimental audio media, she has worked as dramaturge, director, editor and artist within the German public... Read More →
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Sabine Feisst

Professor of Music, Arizona State University
Dr Sabine Feisst is Professor of Musicology and Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University’s School of Music and Global Institute of Sustainability. Focusing on twentieth and twenty-first century music studies, she published the monographs Der Begriff ‘Improvisation... Read More →

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Stephan Moore

Lecturer, Northwestern University

Sunday July 10, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Ian Hanger Recital Hall 2.10 Queensland Conservatorium

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