Open to the general public, the Research Networking Day is a yearly CTM festival initiative that provides a platform to exchange ideas and experiences for students and researchers from different European graduate and postgraduate programmes traversing the fields of audio, arts, media, design and related theoretical disciplines. Students and researchers present projects and findings connected to the CTM 2016 festival theme in 10-minute sessions that, for this edition, take on a special sound art focus through a collaboration with the Sound of Culture, Culture of Sound (SoCCoS) network.
SoCCoS is a residency and research network engaging with exploratory music, sound art and culture. It provides residency opportunities via exchange of artists, cultural workers, theorists and students. The project focuses on language, differences in urban and rural environment and work with local communities. It practices a structuralist approach in relation to sound art residencies, connecting different sound art practices, geo-social contexts and art production typologies. It has a strong focus on research, elaborating on geography, culture, sound, language and site-specificity.
In addition to supporting two commissioned works within the CTM 2016 Radio Lab, SoCCoS hosts ten European sound art students and five Berlin-based students at a micro residency during CTM 2016. Including sessions with various Berlin Universities, curators and activists, the micro residency programme, developed in collaboration with Humboldt University’s Chair of Transcultural Musicology, culminates in this Research Networking Day. A selection of micro residency students will be presenting their respective artistic approaches, research, experiences and practice within the scope of CTM 2016’s New Geographies theme.
Dahlia Borsche studied musicology, ethnomusicology and sociology at Freie Universität in Berlin, and completed her master’s degree with a thesis about the fragile border between artificial and popular music in the field of the contemporary avant-garde.