AVANT.org presents: SONIC RESEARCH: Psychoacoustics Session I
An experimental symposium in dialogue, performance, and installation. Hosted by ALLGOLD at the ALLGOLD MoMA PS1 Print Shop.
:: Saturday, May 30, 2014
:: ALLGOLD MoMA PS1 Print shop
:: 22-01 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, New York 11101
:: 4:00 – 10:00 PM
:: $10 door
Sonic Research is a recurring program series that couples emerging sonic art practices with contemporary acoustic research. For this event, Psychoacoustics Session I, we present diverse perspectives on research into the maturing field of psychoacoustics by taking sonic cognition as a framework for delineating common aesthetic and epistemic modes of creation and interpretation of aural experience. This program features an evening of curated installations, artist talks, and performances that, together, characterize aural cognition as a domain of consonant artistic and scientific investigation. Conceived as an experimental symposium on contemporary sound and its apprehension, the program will offer contributions by sound artists, musicians, and researchers.
Psychoacoustics Session I is foregrounded by a rich history of sonic experimentation as an instrument of somatic research. The connection between sound and body has long been the fascination of sound artists, who have explored sound as a discursive medium for over six decades. However, the primary concern of such engagements has been with spatialization, where terms like sound sculpture and sound installation are used to isolate sound in material space. In contrast, this program will employ psychoacoustics as a paradigm for creating and understanding sonic art, situating sound within both body and mind. Contributors will consider sound beyond its spaciality, expanding upon sonic art, and its comprehension, as physiologic, psychologic, and physio-lingual material.
Talks, Presentations, Installations, and Performances by:
— Seth Cluett
— Ron Kuivila
— Sophie Landres
— C. Lavender
— Josh Millrod
+ More TBA
Charles Eppley is an art historian, musician, and sound enthusiast from Brooklyn, NY. Charles is a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University, where he researches the role of sound in modern and contemporary art. He publishes art and music criticism and teaches at Pratt Institute and Stony Brook University. Charles is an editor and programs director at AVANT.org.
Sam Hart is a scientist, publisher, and artist living in New York. Sam works as a bioinformatician at the Sloan Kettering Institute where he studies the genetic basis of neurological disease. He is also Editor-in-Chief of AVANT.org, an online publication for critical, cross-disciplinary writing.
AVANT.org is an online publication for critical thought with practical connection across time, scale, system, and discipline. Articulating nuanced concepts through cross-disciplinary writings, interactive web projects, and events, AVANT.org promotes forms of reason that aim to address whole-systems.