Call for Papers: Art & Sound Symposium, 4 July 2015
Theme: 'Place. Art. Life.'
Venue: Phoenix Square and Curve Theatre, Leicester.
The concept of 'place' is prominent across the arts and life in
general. Place can be created or preserved. It encapsulates us,
surrounding our daily lives and driving our philosophies of meaning
Place can be manipulated, imagined and abstracted; yet, it continues
to remain as a constant, often long after time has left it behind.
Art & Sound is a symposium series funded by De Montfort University
Leicester, with a special focus on initiating discussion across
disciplines and art forms, and between academics and practitioners. It
aims to run bi-annually, each time taking a new theme and opening up
discourse amongst a greater number of the arts, welcoming
contributions from both the digital and fine arts.
As the first event in a series, we welcome papers from established and
early-career researchers alike, focused on – but not restricted to –
the presence and prevalence of 'place' in art and daily life. The
deadline for the submissions of papers is: 31 May 2015.
Notification of results: 5 June 2015
To apply, please send a short abstract (c.200 words) and biography to
To register, please complete the form at:
The final date for registration is 30 June 2015.
Professor Peter Stollery & Dr Suk-Jun Kim (University of Aberdeen)
will be presenting keynotes at the event, discussing between them
aspect of 'preserving place' and 'body in place'. They will also be
presenting a concert of work exploring place in the evening of the
The event will run over the course of one day on the 4th of July 2015,
between 10am and 5pm, at Leicester's Phoenix Square A concert will
also take place in the evening from 7pm at the Curve Theatre Several
key venues within Leicester's Cultural Quarter will be used throughout
the day. There will be no charge to attend the event, however
transport, accommodation and costs are the responsibility of
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