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Seminar by Professor Mara Mills (New York University)

Seminar by Professor Mara Mills (New York University)

24 Oct 2014 1:00PM - 24 Oct 2014 2:00PM

Description: All are welcome. *Please note: Following the seminar there will be an opportunity to meet with Professor Mills, who is particularly interested in meeting with staff and students who are working in the area of assistive technologies. If you are interested in attending this meeting please email Dr Gascia Ouzounian,g.ouzounian@qub.ac.uk 'Text-to-Tone: History and Sounds of the Optophone' This talk will survey the history of Optophones across the 20th century. These 'musical print' machines converted text into tones, enabling blind readers to access print by ear. Historical recordings from several models of Optophone will be played. Biography for Professor Mara Mills Biography Mara Mills works at the intersection of disability studies and media studies. Her research and teaching interests include communication history (especially related to telephones and reading practices), science and technology studies, disability theory, and mobile media studies. She is completing a book (On the Phone: Deafness and Communication Engineering) on the significance of phonetics and deaf education to the emergence of "communication engineering" in early twentieth-century telephony; this concept and set of practices later gave rise to information theory, digital coding, and cybernetics. Her second book project, Print Disability and New Reading Formats, examines the reformatting of print over the course of the past century by blind and other print disabled readers, with a focus on Talking Books and electronic reading machines. Mills is on the steering committee of the Science and Society Minor and is co-chair of the NYU Council for the Study of Disability. More information can be found at her website.
Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

"The Past Frames The Composer Frames The Past"

5 Nov 2014 1:10PM - 5 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description: Professor Piers Hellawell (QUB)
Venue: McMordie Hall
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Trevor Agus - The perception of everyday sounds

Trevor Agus - The perception of everyday sounds

12 Nov 2014 1:00PM - 12 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Trevor Agus - The perception of everyday sounds 


Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

Grand Irish Melodramas at the Grand Opera House

Grand Irish Melodramas at the Grand Opera House

13 Nov 2014 4:00PM - 13 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Grand Irish Melodramas at the Grand Opera House with Christopher Fitz-Simon.


Venue: Brian Friel Theatre
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The Challenge of Capturing Impact: Fionnuala Kennedy of Kabosh Theatre Company reflects on their work

The Challenge of Capturing Impact: Fionnuala Kennedy of Kabosh Theatre Company reflects on their work

25 Nov 2014 4:30PM - 25 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Fionnula Kennedy (Director with Kabosh) and Victoria Durrer (QUB)


Venue: Seminar Rm, Drama & Film Centre
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Marij Von Gorkom

Marij Von Gorkom

26 Nov 2014 1:00PM - 26 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Sonic Spaces, Bass Clarinet and Electronics 


Venue: Sonic Lab
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Marin Von Gorkom

27 Nov 2014 1:10PM - 27 Nov 2014 12:00AM

Description:

Sounds are filling space, carving their own paths, at times colliding with others, at times harmonic, creating synergy but always fleeting. The source? The composers, each with their own sound world, invisible but audible in the interpretation of MVG. The compositions are stories, portraits, sketches, fabrics of sound waves. MVG invites you to join her in her musical universe and incites the curious to partake in a search for beauty, development, and innovation. MVG presents music by (former) SARC composers alongside works from her latest program ‘SS:CAn - yeSS we CAnada!’ in which Dutch and Canadian composers explore the world of bass clarinet and electronics. 


Venue: Sonic Lab
Booking info: FREE

"Gossiping to Music in Renaissance France"

3 Dec 2014 1:00PM - 3 Dec 2014 12:00AM

Description: Prof Jeanice Brooks (Southampton)
Venue: McMordie Hall
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