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A conversation with Hans-Ulrich Werner, University of Applied Science Offenburg, Germany

This talk launches a series of events related to Paulo C. Chagas’ CIS Senior Fellowship project Sonic Imaginations: Sound Studies, Sound Practices and Sound Creativity.

Sound studies is the emerging interdisciplinary field that investigates the material production and consuming of sound, noise and silence and how this is connected to our history and culture. Sound is an analytical point of departure or arrival. By analyzing both sonic practices and narratives that describe them, it rethinks what is sound and how we express ourselves in and through the sonic worlds. Sound studies reaches across disciplines and traditions, it extends both in time and space. It investigates sound phenomena in a relational context including music, listening, media, space, architecture, poetry, technology performance or any other aspect of your sonic life.

Hans-Ulrich Werner is Professor of Sound and Media at the University of Applied Science Offenburg, Germany. He worked many years as radio producer and sound designer in the WDR Radio Cologne. His research fields include audio production and sound design, media arts, radio production, acoustic communication, soundscape and audiovisual composition. He is author of many books, films and sound compositions. His current research A/R/T/ography develops an interdisciplinary approach of creation, research and teaching.

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