Participatory Sonic Arts in Rio and Belfast

24 November 2014, 13:30 - 15:30

Room SG1, Alison Richard Building (NB different day and time)

Participatory Sonic Arts: Experiences from Rio and Belfast

Professor Pedro Rebelo (Queen's University, Belfast)

This paper addresses the relationship between local and distributed strategies with reference to two recent participatory sound art projects in Belfast and Rio de Janeiro The local concern for site and place is discussed and juxtaposed with distributed practices, which, by definition question and extend the very notion of site or locale. I refer to examples from ethnomusicology, anthropology and education in which participative horizontal research methodologies lead to a dynamic articulation of local conditions and allow for a reflection on how technology impacts on social interaction and relationships with place. The works of Samuel Araújo, Georgina Born and Brazilian pedagogue Paulo Freire provide a framework of reference in this context



Joint event  with Civic Matter: Infrastructure as Politic.

Open to all. No registration required

Part of the City Seminar Research Group series