nature of sound
Join super/collider on 29th August at Ace Hotel for an evening of biology, neuroscience and soundscapes. RSVP here.
Dr Simon Jones will introduce the physiology of hearing and the intersection of reality, illusion and perception in the auditory world. How do animals use sound to navigate their own survival? How is noise pollution impacting the environment? Professor Angus Carlyle will speak about the concept of deep listening, and the relationship between sound and the environment. The evening will end with a talk and sound performance by artist Antoine Bertin.
Dr Simon Jones has been a neurophysiologist since 2003. He has studied the way neurons vary their activity according to hormonal state, gate their own input, vary in responsiveness according to perceptual state and alter responses to identical stimuli according to context. He has been a researcher at Cambridge, Nottingham and Oldenburg Universities and UCL's Ear Institute.
Professor Angus Carlyle is a researcher at CRiSAP at the University of the Arts, London, where he is Professor of Sound and Landscape. The title of his professorship indicates the broad terrain that he is curious about exploring; he is also interested in how sound operates with other media, and how different media forms relate to questions of memory and the potentially productive tensions between the ‘artistic’ and the ‘documentary’. His creative work frequently involves collaboration.
Antoine Bertin creates experience bringing together science and sensoriality, environment and audio storytelling, data and music composition. His work has been shown at Tate Britain, Palais de Tokyo, Sonar+D, on NTS radio. He is the founder of sound-driven creative studio Sound Anything.