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The NOISES of Art

The noises of art

The NOISES of Art Conference – at Aberystwyth University (4th & 5th Sept) is a must for all sound enthousiasts.

“The conference addresses what is arguably the most prolific, varied, and groundbreaking period in the coming together, exch…ange, and mutual influence of visual art and sound-based practices (such as music and the spoken word). It aims to explore (principally) the visual artist’s engagement with sound, noise, music, and text while at the same time recognizing that there is a traffic of musicians, sound artists, and text artists moving in the opposite direction, who aspire to cultivate visual analogues for their work. Thus, the conference is situated at the intersection of several movements that are converging upon a point of visual-audio synthesis and exchange”.

Programme & Information




Silence is BFI’s film of the week –  The portrait of a sound recordist documenting west Ireland’s unpeopled landscapes.

“In a much-repeated anecdote, the composer John Cage described a visit early in his career to the an…echoic chamber at Harvard. In this room, scientifically designed to be without sound, Cage heard two sounds, one high and one low. He asked the engineer in charge what was happening, and was told that the high sound was his nervous system, the low sound his blood as it circulated. Wherever you go, you can’t escape yourself. The central character in Pat Collins’s elusive, sparse, meditative movie Silence is played by (and named for) Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, an Irish sound recordist returned from Berlin to capture the noise of nothing.” –  Sight & Sound Magazine




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