2022 Conference

GLASS CANADA

Listening as a Shared and Social Practice

University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

October 7-8, 2022, Hybrid Conference

All in-person events will take place at the University of Regina (La Cité and Education Buildings).

Zoom links for online or hybrid events are available via the registration page.

Registration: Please register here for both online and in-person attendance.

Schedule: Please click here to download a PDF version of the schedule which includes a map of all in-person event locations.

This two-day virtual and in-person hybrid conference is a practice-based endeavor that addresses the potential for social and epistemological changes resulting from questions of being, knowledge, and agency when one engages a methodology of listening. It further considers resonances between work in Sound Studies across these landscapes as both unique and interconnected. Foregrounding practice-based research and research-creation offers increased access to an area born of the sensorium and opens potential exchange with and beyond scholars.

GLASS Canada: Listening as a Shared and Social Practice gathers practitioners and scholars working in Sound Studies in both the Great Lakes region (an area surrounding the largest freshwater system on earth, defined beyond Canadian and U.S. borders), and the Canadian prairies (a topography formed by and adjacent to the recession of a glacial lake, whose area exceeded that of all the contemporary Great Lakes combined). Sound Studies, broadly construed, is any scholarship for which sound is a methodology of research or object of study. The conference keynote speaker, xwélmexw (Stó:lō/Skwah) artist, curator and writer Dylan Robinson, has been central to opening generative discussions of decolonization in listening practices and Sound Studies that persistently deepen practical concerns about the inability to listen to other beings and the role it plays in the continued recreation of the colonial now. Biographies for presenters can be found here, and more details on the screenings are here.

DAY 1 – FRIDAY, October 7

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Registration, coffee

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome (In-person)

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Panel Presentation (In-person in Room CT 215 La Cité and online)

Soundscapes, Planet, Time

Jacob Smith, Can Soundscapes Lie?

Sean Steele, The Sounds of Time: Mapping the Temporality of an Aging Planet

Stacey Copeland, The Disorienting Art of Listening Underwater: Hydrophone

Sadie Couture, Melodies of the Toppling Trees

10:15-10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Screening (In-person in Room CT 215 La Cité and online)

WL Altman, “Humming & Drumming” (Listening-Sounding performance with participants at Dorchester Penitentiary)

Sky Hopinka, Kunįkága Remembers Red Banks, Kunįkága Remembers the Welcome Song

Fayen d’Evie, Anna Seymour, and Pippa Samaya with Andy Slater, Shape of an Echo

11:15-11:30 AM Break

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Workshops

Amanda Gutierrez, Walking Workshop: Aural Border Thinking Workshop

(In-person only – meet at CT215 La Cité)

Angus Tarnawsky, Walking and Listening (Together and Apart): Collective Soundwalking from a Distance (Online Only)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Keynote (Online and In-Person in Room CT215 La Cité)

Dylan Robinson, Reparative Interpellation: Public Art’s Indigenous and Non-Human Publics

3:15 – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Presentations (Online and In-Person in Room ED 242 Education)

Jami Reimer, Speculative bioacoustics, interspecies audibility, and the posthuman choir

Nikki Lindt, The Underground Sound Project

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM Performances (Online and In-Person in Room ED 242 Education)

Charity Marsh, “We’re different, different, different, but the same” Learning to Listen to and With Phoenix 5ive

Lorelei d’Andriole: Violence/Visibility: The Body is an Instrument and my Instrument is a Brick

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM Break

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Performance (Online and In-Person in Room CT215 La Cité)

Alex Braidwood, Mechanism for Actualizing Speculative Soundscapes (MASS) – Live NatureSound Experiments

Followed by Reception (In-person only in Room CT215 La Cité)

DAY 2 – Saturday, October 8

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Workshop (In-Person only, meet at front entrance of La Cité)

Fereshteh Toosi, Listening to the Dawn Chorus

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration, coffee (In-Person only)

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Panel Presentation (Online and In-Person in Room CT215 La Cité)

Listening and Artistic Practice

Evie Ruddy, “Listening for Difference” : Improvisation as a Method for Ethical Co-Creation in Portrait Photography Projects with Trans Collaborators

Peter Speer, How the World Hears us: strategies for approximating listening perspectives of the inanimate

Steve Stelling, Phonics: Stereophonic, Monophonic, and Symphonic

Magda Stanova, Mind Wandering During Lectures

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Workshops

Amanda Harvey, Flesh

(In-Person Only in Room ED 242 Education)

Kate Joranson, Listening for Questions

(Online Only)

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Break

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Presentation (In-Person Only in Room ED 242 Education)

Phil Peters, The Permian Recordings

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Workshop (Online Only)

Rennie Tang, Eleni-Ira Panourgia, Lisa Sandlos, Listening to Trees: A Sonic Kinesthetic Approach

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Presentation (In-Person Only in Room ED 242 Education)

Dim Coast, A Sound That Never Was

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break (In-person and online)

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Roundtable (Online and In-Person in Room CT215 La Cité)

Virginie Magnat, Radical Listening/Écoute: Towards Non-Anthropocentric and Decolonizing Practices of Attunement

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Workshop (In-Person Only in Room CT215 La Cité)

Holophon, Tuning In’

(please bring headphones)

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM Break

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Plenary (Online and In-Person in Room CT215 La Cité)

Listening as a Shared and Social Practice

Josh Rios, Maria Gaspar, Stephanie Loveless, moderated by David Garneau

5:15 PM Closing Remarks (In-Person Only in Room CT215 La Cité)

5:30PM – 6PM Spectrum of Spaces by Introduction to Sound Art class will be on display in ED 242

*For in-person participants masks are strongly encouraged and will be available on-site both days.

Sponsors

GLASS: Listening as a Shared and Social Practice is co-organized by the Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies and the Faculty of Media, Art and Performance at the University of Regina, and is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the University Art Galleries and Collections at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Humanities Research Institute and Library Services at the University of Regina.

Registration: Please register here for both online and in-person attendance.

Image credit, Louisa Ferguson, Chimera (2020), Video still, used with permission of the artist

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