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  Symposium on Sound Art
Symposium 2005 -
  University of the Arts Philadephia USA
Symposium on Sound Art, in affiliation with Pandemonium, a sound art installation by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, will host four internationally renowned sound artists: Annea Lockwood, Liz Phillips, Douglas Irving Repetto, and o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi). The artists will speak about their own art and will present samples of their work in an auditorium with state-of-the-art media facilities. These four artists represent an extensive range of sound art practice: Lockwood was a pioneer of outdoor sound installation work who is now composing music using environmental sound sources; Phillips, another ground-breaking sound artist who collaborated with media artists such as Nam June Paik when she was in her early 20’s, is now building installations with 3-D video projections and binaural sound using vases and bowls as speakers; Repetto, a dynamic force in the multimedia community, creates biologically-based sound pieces, interactive installations and robotic art projects; o.blaat produces interactive installations and is currently focused on performance altering the “how and where” of experiencing sound art. So, from submerged pianos to the club scene, this panel will offer the symposium audience a unique perspective on current sound art practice as the artists reflect on their own work and how they involve the audience in sound art including comment upon Cardiff and Miller’s installation as well. The panel will be moderated by intermedia artist John J. H. Phillips.
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Funder Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, administered by the University of the Arts, Philadelphia; The Pew Fellowships in the Arts; The National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the LEF Foundation. Additional support for the Symposium on Sound Art has been provided by the College of Media and Communication at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
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