Organised Sound: Call for articles and works

Subject: Organised Sound: Call for articles and works
From: Kevin Austin (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2005 - 09:53:14 EST

From Organized Sound

Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music and Technology

Call for articles and works

Volume 11, Number 1
Issue thematic title: Sound, History and Memory
Date of Publication: April 2006
Publishers: Cambridge University Press

Issue Coordinators: Cathy Lane and Nye Parry.

Theme: Sound, History and Memory

As human beings we are defined by our memories. Our sense of
ourselves, and our perception of the world around us rely on our
ability to recall past experiences. Recording technology has opened
up the world of memory to the sound artist/composer in many new and
unique ways. The ability to reproduce sounds that have already
occurred is central to the artistic use of recorded sound. It allows
composers to use real world sounds motivically. It allows
phonographers to capture and replay unique moments in time. It allows
documentary makers to record first hand testimonies of past events
and real lives. Perhaps most importantly it allows these fields to
merge and intermingle, creating new hybrid forms that utilize
location recordings, oral testimony and abstract sound and music.

For the proposed issue of Organised Sound we would be interested in
inviting papers on the wide variety of practices in our field which
involve the conscious use of memory.

Themes will include:

1. History and Memory as subject matter and inspiration for sound works

2. Oral History and archive as material in sound works.

3. Memory as a structural metaphor in sonic composition

We invite submissions from composers, performers, artists and
researchers working within the field of sound, history and memory.
Submissions related to the theme are encouraged; however, those that
fall outside the scope of this theme are always welcome.

Deadline for submissions is 30 June 2005. Submissions may consist of
papers, with optional supporting short compositions or excerpts,
audio-visual documentation of performances and/or other aspects
related to your submission. Supporting audio and audio-visual
material will be presented as part of the journal's annual DVD-ROM
which will appear with issue 11/3.




Notes for Contributors and further details can be obtained from the inside back cover of published issues of Organised Sound or from:

Email submissions should be sent to (please see SUBMISSION FORMAT above):

Hard copy of articles (only when requested) and other material (e.g., images, sound and audio-visual files, etc.) should be submitted to:

Prof. Leigh Landy Organised Sound Music, Technology and Innovation Research Group Clephan Building De Montfort University Leicester LE1 9BH, UK.

Editor: Leigh Landy Associate Editors: Ross Kirk and Richard Orton Regional Editors: Joel Chadabe, Kenneth Fields, Eduardo Miranda, Jøran Rudi, Barry Truax, Ian Whalley, David Worrall ICMA Representative: Mary Simoni International Editorial Board: Marc Battier, Laurant Bayle, Hannah Bosma, Allesandro Cipriani, Simon Emmerson, Rajmil Fischman, David Howard, Rosemary Mountain, Tony Myatt, Jean-Claude Risset, Francis Rumsey


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