Listen(n) Acoustic Ecologies of the American Southwest Deserts
Oct. 16-17, 2014
Arts, Media and Engineering
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Location: ASU Art Museum
The symposium features scholarly and creative presentations, including research
papers, panel discussions, musical performances, installations, sound walks and a
welcome from the “Kieg Mek Ne’edham kc Kehindam” from the Gu Achi District,
Tohono O’odham Nation. It provides a forum for a growing body of scholarship and
creative activities on acoustic ecologies and sustainability issues of American
Southwest desert landscapes.
October 16 – ASU Art Museum
Keynote: Dr. Sabine Breitsameter, radio artist, scholar of digital humanities and media
art, and Professor of Sound and Media Culture at the Hessische Film-und Medienakademie
in Darmstadt, Germany. Preceded by a community activity and a collaborative
student project making a version of John Cage’s “49 Waltzes” for the ASU Tempe
October 17 – GIOS and ASU Art Museum
Begins with song from members of “Kieg Mek Ne’edham kc Kehindam” from the Gu
Achi District, Tohono O’odham Nation and ends with a concert of new compositions,
composed from Listenn Project recordings – Composers include Ros Bandt (AU), Leah
Barclay (AU), Douglas Quin (USA), Ricardo Dal Farra (CDN), and Garth Paine (USA/AU).
Hosted by the ASU Art Museum, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the
Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.
Seed funding support from Institute for Humanities Research, Herberger Institute,
the Schools of Music, Arts Media and Engineering and International Letters and
Open to the public, students and faculty.
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