Music and Sonic Art: Seeing Sound, Hearing Sight (MuSA 2023)
|Dates:||28 October 2023|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||External researchers, Alumni|
We are delighted to announce the twelfth international conference on Music and Sonic Art: Seeing Sound, Hearing Sight (MuSA 2023), an interdisciplinary event supported by the Royal Musical Association and to be held at the University of Manchester in association with the annual MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) Festival.
The principal aim of MuSA 2023 is to advance interdisciplinary investigations in and between Music and Sonic Art, by exploring and building on the historical, theoretical, and practical connections and continuities between these two areas. Proposals for individual papers are invited from academics, independent researchers, practitioners, and post- graduate students.
All proposals will be “blind” peer reviewed. The conference language will be English. The theme of MuSA 2023 is Seeing Sound, Hearing Sight. Recent research has witnessed a surge in exploring the multimodal nature of musical and sonic art practices. Experience of sound involves complex multimodal components: it is well established, for example, that hearing interacts with sight in important ways, and what we see impacts what we hear and how we listen. The affective impact of music and sonic art creations, the evaluation of musical performances, expressivity of sounding phenomena all rely on meanings generated and conveyed through the interaction of hearing with other sense modalities.
In this conference, we aim to explore the ways sight and sounds work together in the creation and reception of artistic outcomes in disciplines that use sound as their main creative medium.
Travel and Contact Information
Martin Harris Centre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama