Music Futures/Sonic Pasts brings together UCL researchers working on the aesthetics, history and politics of sound and music with artists & musicians from outside UCL.
The project works along two axes. It will start with Science and Sound, a monthly reading group open to the whole Music Futures network, in which the participants will collaboratively approach and discuss key texts on emergent STS approaches to sound and music (see IAS events calendar for further details).
These meetings lead up to a public event scheduled for the summer 2022, in which research on sound will merge with performance. Date TBC.
The project as a whole explores novel ways of presenting historical research on music and sound science, and create fertile new connections between UCL’s sound research community, curators of partnering museums and collections, and musicians, artists and listeners involved in contemporary musical experimentation. Organised and facilitated by Chiara Ambrosio and Maria Kiladi, the public performance will showcase the work of PhD students Cathy Lucas and Elena Ktori, who will present aspects of their research in hybrid lecture-performances with their collaborators.
- First meeting, 20th January 2022
- Second meeting, 23 February 2022
- Third meeting, 5 April 2022
- Fourth meeting, 6 May 2022
- Fifth meeting, 10 June 2022
Image credit: S. Morland (1672) Tuba Stentooro-Phonica: An Instrument of Excellent Use, as Well ar Sea, as at Land; Invented and Variously Experimented in the Year 1670 and Humbly Presented to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty Charles II in the Year 1671, London: W. Godbid