Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Dan Norton, Dr Cathy Lane, Dr Martin Parker, Rob Gawthrop, Stephen Partridge, Tony Conrad & Zoe Irvine

Symposium: ACCESS: SOUND FILE

How do theorists and practitioners creatively approach sound archives?  What are the modes of access? What does a more creative approach to archive material give the listener – what do we as listeners gain from these different modes of access? A day-long salon accompanying KYTN focusing on sound art.  Bringing together artists, practitioners, theorists, students and other interested parties to discuss, argue, demonstrate around themes within the context of sound as art, sound as research, sound as performance. The discussion will also focus on performative sound art and audio archive/data base.

The Salon will be led by theoreticians and practitioners including:

Tony Conrad: artist/improvising musician and theorist.

Zoe Irvine: practitioner and researcher.

Rob Gawthorp: filmmaker, sound artist and performer.

Dr Cathy Lane: theorist and practitioner.

Dan Norton: practitioner and researcher.

Dr Martin Parker: theorist and practitioner.

Prof Stephen Partridge: media artist.

Specific Themes: How do theorists and practitioners creatively approach sound archives?  What are the modes of access? The performative sound data-base.

The exhibited sound archive: What does a more creative approach to archive material give the listener – what do we as listeners gain from these different modes of access?