TaPRA 2020, 2 – 4 September, Liverpool Hope University, Sound, Voice and Music Working Group CfP: Research and Communication Methods

Deadline: April 17, 2020
As is often noted (e.g., Kendrick 2017, Bennett 2019), there has been a boom in research into theatre sound and aurality in recent years. Contemporaneously, voice studies has emerged and flourished as a research field (Thomaidis 2017). Theatre music remains a fertile terrain for scholarship, with research on this topic conducted by theatre scholars and musicologists (e.g., Hibberd 2012, Hambridge & Hicks 2018). We propose to tune into this buzz of activity by focusing our attention on how...

TaPRA 2019, Exeter, Sound, Voice & Music WG CfP: Listening Across

Deadline: April 16, 2019
Listening is, unsurprisingly, a primary concern in the study of the aural and the sonic. Foundational texts of sound studies have proposed various taxonomies for understanding listening as both ontological and phenomenal: from Don Ihde’s phenomenology of listening and philosophy of sound (1973) to Michel Chion’s categorisation of listening modes as causal, semantic and reductive (1994) and Jean-Luc Nancy’s examination of listening as distinct to hearing (2007). More recent theorisations...

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