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ARIA RESEARCH SEMINAR: CONVERGENCE

CONVERGENCE

ARIA Research Seminar
initiated by Umut Eldem, Geoffa Fells and Giusy Caruso


The multidisciplinary potential of music has gained an increasingly more focal role in the last decades. With developments in technology, as well as ways of thinking, the use of sound as a component of multisensory medium of creation has been integrated into both our daily practices and how we interact with art. In performance and practice, new possibilities have opened new avenues in synaesthetic thinking, multisensory inclusivity, and technological interactivity.

Within these possibilities, can the artist consolidate the different senses, practices, and bodies of people in their own activities?

This seminar will deal with the incorporation of music on the multisensory and multidisciplinary stage as an inclusive medium. Researchers, artists, and anyone currently engaging with this subject are welcome to share their practices, experiences, and historical perspectives.
 


Programme


DAY 1 - 20.05.2022 - Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Witte Zaal

Quiet Room, Room 316

  • 10:45 - 18:00  Quiet space available for any attendees who need a break from the conference with multisensory art by two artists. Eye masks, earplugs, blankets and sensory objects available to make the space accessible to those who need it.

Main Room

  • 10:30 - 11.30  Social ‘get to know you’ with coffee and icebreaker activities
  • 11:30 - 11:45  Introduction 
  • 11:45 - 12.45  Prof. Atau Tanaka: Multisensory Musical Interaction (Keynote)
  • 12:45 - 13:15  Klaas Devos: REACh
  • 13:15 - 13:45  Break
  • 13:45 - 14:15  Michael Haverkamp: Synesthetic versus Common Approaches for Multisensory Arts
  • 14:15 - 14:45  Jörg Jewanski: Analogies of movement and form in experimental films with music
  • 14:45 - 15:00  Break
  • 15:00 - 15:30  Marcela Pavia and Esther Flueckiger: Ira Arka Project
  • 15:30 - 15:45  Erica Bisesi and Nicola Baroni: The XTREME Lab: Bridging the Gap between Science, Interactive Art and Human Cognition
  • 15:45 - 16:00  Break
  • 16:00 - 16:30  Peter Friess: Making the future experienceable
  • 16:30 - 17:00  John Kelly
  • 17:00 - 18:00  Facilitated small group discussions - sharing to the whole room
  • 19:00 - 20:00  Concert

DAY 2 - 21.05.2022 - Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Room 435

The whole day: Installations/Artworks/Quiet space at Room 316

  • 12:45 - 13:00  Introduction
  • 13:00 - 13:30  Concetta Abbate and CC Hart: Exploring mirror sensory synaesthesia through music: can a contemporary composition reveal the mirror-touch experience?
  • 13:30 - 14:00  Jasmin Sinha: “Walking Down The Street”: Sound to Colour to Sheet Music
  • 14:00 - 14:15  Break
  • 14:15 - 14:45  Marcelo Agustin Martinez: DataResonance - Technological Interactivity
  • 14:45 - 15:15  Simonetta Sargenti: Sound splinters in a mirror of light
  • 15:15 - 15:45  Silvio Ferragina: Musicalligraphy
  • 15:45 - 16:00  Break
  • 16:00 - 16:30  Francesco Magarò: Audiovisual Synesthesia Experience through technological devices: Trivia. An Ecphrasis experiment
  • 16:30 - 17:00  Yati Durant: Saundaryalahari – genesis of a reciprocal audio-visual music practice
  • 17:00 - 17:15  Closing session