[ 29. September 2018 ]

DEGEM News – NEWS – The Global Composition 2018. Conference on sound, ecology, and media culture

Von: Sabine Breitsameter, Prof.
Datum: Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Betreff: [ak-discourse] The Global Composition 2018. Conference on sound, ecology, and media culture

“The Global Composition” will take place from 4-7 October 2018 on Media Campus Dieburg/Darmstadt UAS, near Frankfurt.


Our keynote speakers and their themes:

· Milena Droumeva (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby/Canada), Gendered Ecologies. Voice in Game Soundscapes

· Maria Klatte (University of Kaiserslautern/Germany), Effects of Noise on Cognitive Performance in Children. Where do we stand?

· Walter Tilgner (Independent Artist, Allensbach/Germany), Recording European Biotopes. Environmental sounds, ecology and the culture of listening

One of our major aims is to balance cognitive approaches and the practices of listening. Therefore, we have not only keynote lectures in our program but also keynote workshops:


Besides this, we’ll have numerous high quality papers and artistic presentations by our conference participants.

To mention some major topics: VR audio/3D audio, queerness, migration, media aesthetic education, methods of listening.

We’ll, too, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Forum of Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) with a participatory social sculpture during the upcoming conference.

In an effort to create this social sculpture, we kindly ask you to help us find material from „The Tuning of the World: The First International Conference on Acoustic Ecology“ that took place on August 1993 in Banff, Canada. The material needed for this celebration can be in any format. If you have been part of this founding event and have still kept anything of this conference, or know of someone that might, please contacts us via: theglobalcomposition@gmail.com.

In case you want to join us: On conference website you’ll find practical instructions for accommodation, registration, and travel.

Beste Grüße

Prof. Sabine Breitsameter
Sound und Medienkultur/Sound and Media Culture
Forschungszentrum Digitale Kommunikation und Medieninnovation DKMI

Leitung/Director of Master International Media Cultural Work (IMC)
Soundscape- & Environmental Media Lab/3D Audio & Fulldome Media Research

Fachbereich Media/Department of Media
Hochschule Darmstadt/Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Mediencampus Dieburg

Max Planck-Str. 2
64807 Dieburg, Germany