Scheduled for Friday 30 January 2015 in the Project Room of the Kunstquartier Bethanien, the Education Networking Day invites students, professors, and researchers from different graduate and postgraduate programmes traversing the fields of audio, arts, media, design, and related theoretical disciplines to present their programmes, projects, and research focus in 15 to 30 minute sessions. The programme is also open to institutes and academies whose students have already made their first steps towards a professional or artistic practice.
12:00 Beats, Flesh, and Grain: Sonic Tactility and Affect in Electronic Dance Music
Luis-Manuel Garcia [NL], University of Groningen / Max Planck Institut for Educational Research
This presentation sets out to explore the tactilization of sound in electronic music, which offers an important sensory-affective bridge between touch, sonic experience, and an expansive sense of connection in dancing crowds. Electronic music invokes tactility through a range of modalities, of which three will be the focus of this presentation: percussive “beats,” fleshy timbre, and sonic grain—all of which resonate with heightened haptic experience. The notion of sonic grain will be developed through a close engagement with the work of musique concrète pioneer Pierre Schaeffer.
13:00 INGAU: An Educational Experience
Martin Craciun and Diego Vidart [UY], Catholic University Uruguay
The Major in Audiovisual Engineering at the Catholic University Uruguay aims to create an interdisciplinary space to explore and research the technological tools and contents in the field of audiovisual production, sound design and virtual multimedia, and digital settings. Students integrate knowledge from the fields of communication, arts, basic sciences, engineering, and digital technologies, in an adequate surrounding for learning- and practice-based projects. This major stimulates the entrepreneurship and creative spirit of students from engineering.
14:00 Crack in the City
Daisuke Ishide [JP/DE], Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)
Daisuke Ishida talks about the public intervention project "Crack in the City” which was held at the class “Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis” at UNI.K Studio für Klangkunst und Klangforschung, The Berlin University of the Arts. Crack in the City is a project dedicated to create sound installations/actions reflected upon public space (i.e Berlin's Hermannplatz). The urban everyday life is completely surrounded by various kinsd of sounds, yet, it is not necessary that we are continuously acknowledging, or even hearing them. The project’s aim is to bring an experiential artistic activity to our auditory everyday life, in order to expand our understanding of public space itself, its sound with aesthetic qualities and beyond.