SONOLOGIA 2016 – Out of Phase is a partnership between the Centro de Pesquisa e Formação do Sesc and the NuSom – Research Center on Sonology. The event will run from from the 22-25 November with 4 Keynotes (Alejandra Bronfman, Cathy Lane, Georgina Born, Rodolfo Caesar), 42 paper presentations and three discussion panels. The official language of the event is english and we will have simultaneous translation for the 4 keynotes. You can find more information about the venue here.

Full Programme Sonologia 2016 – Out of Phase

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Keynote Speakers

foto_alejandraAlejandra Bronfman  is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at UBC. Prior to this, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Florida and Yale University. Her current research aims to record the unwritten histories of radio and related sonic technologies in the Caribbean. Islands of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2016) explores the perambulations of objects in empires in the early twentieth century, with particular attention to new media including telegraph, telephone and broadcasting and their relationships to capital flows, imperial projects and regional political mobilizations.  She is the author of Measures of Equality: Race, Social Science and Citizenship in the Caribbean  (University of North Carolina Press, 2004), On the Move: The Caribbean Since 1989 (Zed Books, 2007), and co-editor of Media, Sound and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012).



cathy_laneCathy Lane is a composer, sound artist and academic. Her work uses spoken word, field recordings and archive material to explore aspects of our listening relationship with each other and the multiverse. She is currently focused on how sound relates to the past, our histories, environment and our collective and individual memories from a feminist perspective. Books include Playing with Words: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice (RGAP, 2008) and, with Angus Carlyle, In the Field (Uniformbooks, 2013), a collection of interviews with eighteen contemporary sound artists who use field recording in their work and On Listening (2013) a collection of commissioned essays about some of the ways in which listening is used in disciplines including anthropology, community activism, bioacoustics, conflict mediation and religious studies, music, ethnomusicology and field recording. Her CD The Hebrides Suite was released by Gruenrekorder in 2013. Cathy is Professor of Sound Arts and University of the Arts London and co-director of CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice), University of the Arts London.


Ggeorgina_born-150x150eorgina Born  Georgina Born is Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University. Her work combines ethnographic and theoretical writings on music, sound, media and cultural production. Her ethnographies often focus on major institutions – television production at the BBC, computer music at IRCAM, art-science and new media art at the University of California, Irvine. From 2010 to 2015 she directed the research programme ‘Music, Digitisation, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies’, funded by the European Research Council, which examines the transformation of music by digitisation and digital media through offline and online ethnographies in seven countries in the developing and developed world. Her books include Music, Sound, and Space: Transformations of Public and Private Experience (ed. 2013), Interdisciplinarity (ed. with A. Barry, 2013) and Improvisation and Social Aesthetics (ed. with E. Lewis and W. Straw, 2017).


rodolfo_caesarRodolfo Caesar is a Professor at UFRJ School of Music in Rio de Janeiro. He studied in the early days of the Instituto Villa-Lobos, as it was conceived and coordinated by Reginaldo Carvalho. There began Rodolfo’s interest in the relationship between new technologies and music. Having been a Pierre Schaeffer’s ‘stagiaire’ , he graduated in electroacoustic music at the CNSM de Paris. Since then, Rodolfo composes autonomous pieces, or works related to other arts, such as dance, theater, cinema, poetry and the visual arts. His pieces are displayed in galleries or museums, or played in concerts and radio broadcasts. His current research project, funded by CNPq (National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development), addresses music’s different materialities, as it  questions bio-acoustics and contemporary musical aesthetics.


Alexandre Marino Fernandez + José Lima
Alexandre Sperandéo Fenerich
André Damião
AUDINT (Steve Goodman, Toby Heys, & Eleni Ikoniadou)
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
Cacá Machado
Carlos Palombini
Colin Ripley
Cristiano Figueiró + Guilherme Rafael Soares + Guilherme Martins Lunhani
Dan Sharp
Daniel Puig
Davi Donato
Eduardo Nespoli
Flora Holderbaum
Gilles Aubry
Gregorio Fontaine
Henrique Rocha
Igor Reyner
Iris Garrelfs
Isabel Nogueira + Leandra Lambert
Jason Van Eyk
Jordan Lacey
Jose Henrique Padovani
Joaquin Llorca
Julian Jaramillo
Katrin Köppert
Laura Teresa Spence
Lilian Nakao Nakahodo
Luz María Sánchez Cardona
Martha Tupinambá de Ulhoa
Matthew Sansom
Miguel D. Antar + Yonara Dantas de Oliveira
Miguel Garutti
Rahma Khazam
Renzo Filinich Orozco
Sabine Sanio
Sindhu Thirumalaisamy
Tânia Mello Neiva
Thokozani Mhlambi
Tullis Rennie
Valéria Bonafé
Yuri Bruscki