<<< International symposium focusing on music and the body >>> took place in SARC (the Sonic Arts Research Centre) at Queens University, Belfast on Saturday 24th March, 2012. Running alongside the symposium was the annual week long Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, which again focused on the theme of music and the body.
Music and the Body Symposium
I attended the symposium and attended some of the 'open fader' concerts that were held in the SARC center on the sat (23rd) and sun (24th) March. It was an incredibly interesting and exciting two days, at the cutting edge of technology, performance, music and the body. Perhaps it gave me a glimpse into the future.
The idea that the body can emanate music through technology and to then use that body and in particular its inner workings to create musical material in a performance setting, is wondrous. For me, it brings a my…