Interference Journal Issue 3

Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocation 2013

Interference wishes to work collaboratively with the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) for their forthcoming conference Transmission Drift on August 28-29, 2013. This conference is an opportunity to create a special issue that reflects wider questions around sound, art and performance as well as science and technology. It is Interference’s goal to publish papers that explore sound in a variety of academic and artistic contexts.

Conference call – ISSTC 2013: Transmission Drift

The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) announces a Call for Submissions for its third annual Convocation. The four categories include:

  • Musical Works
  • Sound Art/Installations
  • Papers/Posters
  • Workshops

Transmissions enable us to experience ideas, energy, data, sounds, events and art from distant and long ago places. In negating temporal and physical boundaries, transmissions sustain traditions between generations and broadcast across borders.

The act of transmission is simultaneously cultural, technological and political, but it is never simple, because transmission requires both senders and receivers, and meanings frequently drift between the two. Messages are distorted, drowned in noise, re-discovered and interpreted, censured, forgotten and forbidden.

Mediated and buffeted by the motions of fashion, genre, bandwidth and fidelity, electromagnetic transmissions are an ever-increasing constant. Electromagnetic frequency bands can be commercialised, purchased and sold, making the content of broadcasts answerable to financial enterprise.

How, as artists, composers, writers and scientists of sound, might we engage with the concept of transmission?

The deadline for submissions are due 5 April 2013 and the conference will be held August 28-29, 2013 at the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design in Dún Laoghaire.

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Selected papers from the conference will be published on the Interference website in December 2013.