Sonic Waves: Music and Sound Beyond Borders

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time: 10am – 5:30pm

Location: Geoffrey Manton, Manchester Met

Tickets: TBA

Call for Participation

We are a group of multidisciplinary researchers exploring the musical beats and sonic streets of Manchester and beyond. For this symposium we want to bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, students and community organisations interested in exploring how music, sound and the sonic can be used to transcend boundaries and move beyond borders. At a time of global uncertainties from climate change and conflict zones, to national and international political upheaval, we question if music and the sonic can narrate and negate these changes and shift our understanding of core and peripheral preoccupations. We encourage submissions along the following themes, covering popular music and sonic engagements:

  *   music and education

  *   sound vs. sonic studies

  *   environments and auditory cultures

  *   empowerment and sound

  *   participation / voice

  *   activism & social movements

  *   music and fandom

  *   race, ethnicity and voice

  *   gender and conflict

  *   refugees / migrants / nomads

  *   space and place

  *   sound art

We especially welcome contributions that speak to the above themes on the gothic, electronic, synthesis, punk/post-punk, and avant-garde.