WHEN : 19th May, 9:00am – 1:00pm
WHERE : Glass House – QUT
GIRRL is an international organization supporting and encouraging new work by women who are working in the sonic and digital arts. On 19th May 2012 GIRRL in connection with Queensland University of Technology is hosting a symposium on the Excess of Sound on its Brisbane, campus in Australia. The symposium will cover the contemporary expression of sound as something more than both language and music, more than itself even itself. A panel of speakers will each address this issue through their own work, placing their own sound work in context with contemporary issues of agency, communication technologies, feminist studies and sound technologies for the 21st century.
Excess of Sound intends to bring together a plurality of approaches that engage with sound as both mediated and unmediated experience. The symposium primarily addresses what sound is when it presents itself as sonic art. In order to push the boundary of interdisciplinary sound studies into new areas, we encourage contributions from all approaches and disciplines. Excess of Sound is responding to the increasing global interest in sound studies and sonic art.