Sounds, memories, powers in the Balkans Sensory approaches and research-creation conference in Athens

Sound Lifeline Project presented at the in Athens Conference July 10-12, 2023.

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This event is supported by l’École française d’Athènes and Université Lumière-Lyon2 (programme ASTRE)

How do the Balkans sound?

How soundscapes relate to memories?

How sounds exert power?

Memories and powers are not only a matter of social representations and cultural discourses. They entail and produce sensorialities, perceptions, environments, ambiances. They are embodied and experienced. Beyond their ephemeral appearance, sounds constitute a major feature here. They imply forms of perception, acts of judgement, ecological milieus, political stakes. Moreover, sounds are both a mode of knowledge and creation. Taking the Balkans as a lab, this seminar-workshop explores the potentialities of sound issues for renewing the approaches of memory and power, by:

- Gathering scholars and artists

- Combining research and creation

- Imagining future networks and projects.

It progresses through five sessions:

- Sonic regimes and ideologies

- Soundscapes of/as memory

- Sound intimacies and agencies

- Inquiring and writing with sounds

- Sonic creations, sonic performances.


11.30 - 11.45 : Break

11.45 - 13.15 : Soundscapes of/as memory

Input: Lejla Odobasic-Novo Sound Life Line: deciphering the soundscape of the siege of Sarajevo. A symbiosis of research and artistic production (Symphony of siege)

With Aliki Angelidou (Radio Budapest - Radio Moscow), Andreas Lyberatos (Athens Barrel Organ - O πασατεμπάς), Panagiota Anagnostou (Čare bulan). Chairing: Eckehard Pistrick