CFP: “The Vibratory Nexus: Vectors of Sonic Practice” (2017 ACCUTE Conference)

nothings_alphabet_prcl-02-copy_simpleACCUTE Conference Panel, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences 27-30 May 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario.

In his book Sonic Warfare (2009), Steve Goodman describes what he refers to as a vibrational nexus, explained thusly: “Vibrating entities are always entities out of phase with themselves. A vibratory nexus exceeds and precedes the distinction between subject and object, constituting a mesh of relation in which discreet entities [ap]prehend each other’s vibrations.” The vibrational nexus is the point at which the sonic engages a plethora of ontological and political terrains. The sonic dimension has profound material and affective impacts on human and nonhuman life. Poets like Lillian Allen, Jaap Blonk, Angela Rawlings, and Jordan Abel; DJs and producers such as A Tribe Called Red, Holly Herndon, and Kode 9; as well as sound artists like Ann Southam, Janet Cardiff, and John Cage have cultivated practices that explore this interdimensional meeting point. Attuned to these various artistic channels, this panel invites proposals on, but not limited to, the material, psychological, and political dimensions of sound and vibration in the arts. Consideration will also be given to college- and university-based artists, producers, poets, and musicians who can speak to their practice in relation to the proposed panel.

Please send a 300- to 500-word proposal (with NO identifying marks of any kind; a file containing a 100-word abstract and a 50-word bio; an ACCUTE 2017-proposal-info-sheet to Eric Schmaltz (schmaltz (at) yorku (dot) ca) by November 1st 2016 no later than 11:59 p.m. For more info on submissions to the ACCUTE conference see here.



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