Wednesday, January 12, 2005

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 Co-ordinators: 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 utilise 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. --- SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 June 2005 SUBMISSION FORMAT 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