ISSTA 2020 Sonic Practice Now

ISSTA 2020 Sonic Practice Now

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Friday, 14 August 2020, 2.00pm

ISSTA presents a series of online concerts with music and discussion. Friday 14th - Saturday 15th August 2020

About this Event
Concert 1: Living Spaces / / Friday 14 August 2-4pm BST

Concert 2: Consequences / / Friday 14 August 7-9pm BST

Concert 3: Transitions / / Saturday 15 August 7-9pm BST

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 and the associated social changes have impacted our lives in a manner that has no precedent in recent times. How has the initial shock changed our professional and personal relationships? Does this pandemic mark a permanent change to how we work and share? Is this a societal event that will soon be normalised?

ISSTA has invited international artists working with sound to share their responses to this situation as composers and performers. We have curated a series of three concerts featuring live performance and fixed media works in audio and video formats. We feel that this selection of work demonstrates a range of changing methods of individual practice, collaboration, and sonic discovery made during 2020.

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CONCERT 1: Living Spaces / / Friday 14 August 2-4pm BST

An afternoon concert of music and discussions with composers and performers on themes of listening, field recording, soundscapes and sonic environments.

Featuring performances and works by Bill Vine, Caroline Boë, Evidence, HIVE Choir, Judith Goodman & David Ross, Michael Speers, Pete Stollery, Sarah Ellen Lundy, Teddy Hunter and Viv Corringham.

CONCERT 2: Consequences / / Friday 14 August 7-9pm BST

An evening concert of music and discussions with composers and performers on themes of chance, improvisation, synthesis and tonality.

Featuring performances and works by Adam Pultz Melby, Ben Glas, Brian Bridges, Catherine Lee & Juniana Lanning, Eric Lyon, Iris Garrelfs, Lars Bröndum, Lynlee, Mirism, and Monty Adkins & Hali Santamas

CONCERT 3: Transitions / / Saturday 15 August 7-9pm BST

An evening concert of music and discussions with composers and performers on themes of systems, networks, collaboration and distortion.

Featuring performances and works by Cecilia Suhr, Didem Coskunseven & Shania Selvendran, John Bowers & Paul Stapleton, John D’Arcy, Laura Nygren & Michele Cheng, Rob Casey, Rosa Park, The Quiet Club

We hope these concerts will allow us to come together in convivial atmospheres where we can share our insights, discoveries, and accomplishments.

HOW TO ATTEND

Please register for free here at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/issta-2020-sonic-practice-now-tickets-115385656605

Registration for this event will give you access to all three concerts on August 14 & 15.

After registering, in advance of the event you will receive a link to join the web concert and a document on how you can optimise your Zoom listening experience.

We have chosen Zoom as our online concert platform, due to its low barrier to entry and support for high-quality audio.

For any queries contact: isstaevents[at]gmail.com

ABOUT ISSTA

The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association promotes sonic practice both in Ireland and around the world, through our network of friends and collaborators. Since 2011, ISSTA has hosted an annual conference and festival, gathering together papers, installations, concerts, and workshops. In this, our tenth year, ISSTA will encourage distributed practice through online platforms. The first action will be a live web concert Sonic Practice Now in August 2020.

ISSTA is committed to creating a convivial environment diverse in gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, and ethnicity.

ISSTA is not in receipt of external funding.

For more info visit http://issta.ie/

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