On September 22 and 23, the Center for Visual Cultures will host Peter Cusack, a sound artist and a research fellow and member of CriSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) at the University of the Arts, London. Co-sponsored by SoundStudies@UW.
“Sounds from Dangerous Places”
Tue. Sep. 22, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Elvehjem 140.
Public Lecture with the Center for Visual Culture entitled “Sounds from Dangerous Places: Sonic Journalism”. In this keynote lecture, Peter Cusack asks “what can we learn from dangerous places by listening to their sounds? The talk will include recordings and photographs from Chernobyl, the Caspian Oil fields, and the Aral Sea, Kazakhstan and will forcus on how “dangerous places” (military zones, polluted areas, etc.) can be both sonically and visually compelling, even beautiful and atmospheric.
“Musical Ecologies in a Damaged World”
Wed. Sep. 23, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, 212 University Club.
Follow up discussion with Peter Cusack moderated by Craig Eley.
Speaker Bio: Peter Cusack is a sound artist, and a research fellow and member of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) at the University of the Arts, London.