Symposium Presentations and Papers 2019
The ‘Sounding Conflict’ research team is delighted to announce details of our forthcoming two-day symposium, which is the third annual event in the PaCCS (AHRC) funded interdisciplinary research programme ‘Sounding Conflict: From resistance to reconciliation’ (2017-2021).
This two-day event on 28th and 29th November 2019 brings together scholars from sonic arts, anthropology, political science, English and theatre studies. We will explore how sound, music and storytelling variously inform experiences, memories and narratives of conflict from around the globe and consider how they are instrumental in promoting and sustaining pathways to peace.
We will examine how sonic environments, music-making and theatrical practices are reshaping the embodied effects of violence and legacies of conflict to promote healing and social change. The symposium will examine diverse sonic processes across conflict and post-conflict contexts and consider the challenges that they present for academics and practitioners, as they seek to generate interpersonal and group transformations through their respective practices.
The programme for Day One - Thursday, 28th November 2019 will include:
- A keynote address by Dr Olivier Urbain (director of the Min-On Music Research Institute)
- Project presentations by the 'Sounding Conflict: from Resistance to Reconciliation' Research team
- A panel discussion on Challenges in Arts and Social Practice.
- A keynote address by Prof J Griffith Rollefson (University College Cork)
- A screening of ‘Together in Pieces’ introduced by Eileen Walsh and David Dryden.
The programme for Day Two - Friday, 29th November will include:
- A keynote address by Laura Hassler (founder and director of Musicians Without Borders)
- A workshop on 'Image Theatre' with David Grant
- A workshop on Creative Methodologies, with practitioners working on 'Photo-voice', sonic arts and graphic research methodologies.
- A performative audio journey screening by Dr Niall Rea (TheatreofPluck) of 'So I Can Breathe this Air' written by Shannon Yee, with the Rainbow Project
- A presentation of the ethnographic film 'Behind the Performance: Tufo of Mafalala' made by Professor Pedro Rebelo, Matilde Meireles and Iñigo Sánchez.
We look forward to welcoming you.