Symposium: Hearing Landscape Critically (Stellenbosch University)

Second HLC symposium:
Hearing Landscape Critically: Music, Place, and the Spaces of Sound
9-11 September 2013 – Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

The conveners are delighted to extend an invitation to interested music faculty students and staff for the second HLC symposium. For more information, online registration and a full programme, please visit

The second meeting of the ‚Hearing Landscape Critically‘ network (Stellenbosch University, 9-11 September 2013) is concerned with finding ways to articulate and listen to landscape that challenge established patterns of cognition and intervention, and which probe the archival and everyday silences and ruptures exacerbated by social, political and intellectual intervention. Following the first meeting at Oxford University, May 2012, the Stellenbosch symposium marks the continuation of an inter-disciplinary and inter-continental project addressing the intersections and cross-articulations of landscape, music, and the spaces of sound. Whilst this symposium aims to bring together a wide-ranging set of subjects and disciplinary approaches, contributions concerned with the unique dynamics of music and sound in (South) African landscapes are especially welcome.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Richard Taruskin (Department of Music, University of California, Berkeley)
Prof. Cherryl Walker (Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University)

Invited speakers and artists:
Jonathan Cross (Faculty of Music, University of Oxford) Jessica Dubow (Department of Geography, University of Sheffield) Angela Impey (Department of Music, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London) Christine Lucia (Stellenbosch University) Winfried L?demann (Stellenbosch University) Edwin Cameron (Constitutional Court justice, South Africa) Willem Boshoff (Visual artist) Aryan Kaganof (Filmmaker) Kyle Shepherd (Jazz musician, composer) Fiona Tozer, Neo Muyanga, Hendrik Hofmeyr (Composer panel) Hans Huyssen, Theo Herbst (Composer round table

Symposium co-conveners: Daniel Grimley (Oxford), Stephanus Muller (Stellenbosch), Carina Venter (Oxford), Michael Uy (Harvard) and Jonathan Hicks (Oxford).

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