Residual Noise is a sound studies and sonic practice conference that focuses on a concise set of perspectives on the current discourse on sound from both scholarly and creative standpoints. This one-day event allows for the presentation and exchange of perspectives on contemporary sound practices and related research and inquiry. The title is the term for the noise level left on recording tape after it has been erased, it is also used as a reference to background or ambient sound - sounds that are present but not actively listened to, and that have a pronounced effect on the local acoustic terrain. This conference takes the idea of this kind of sound, one that has a presence but is also subject to a kind of erasure, as a springboard for consideration of how sonic practices and audio cultures utilize and navigate this form of acoustic space. It includes panel discussions and a performance at the Granoff Center for the Arts, plus a special concert at the RISD Spatial Audio Studio.
- 1:00-4:30pm: Panel Presentations, Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center
- 5:00-6:00pm: Multichannel Concert (Session 1)*, Spatial Audio Studio, RISD, 15 Westminster Street
- 6:30-7:30pm: Multichannel Concert (Session 2)*, Spatial Audio Studio, RISD, 15 Westminster Street
- 8:00-10:00pm: Concert Performance, Fishman Studio (Studio 1), Granoff Center
All events are free and open to the public.
*Both Multichannel Concert Sessions have the same program, but seating is limited to 20 for each one.
Presented with the support of the Brown Arts Initiative, the Brown University Department of Music, the Brown University Visual Art Department, and the Rhode Island School of Design Program for Experimental and Foundation Studies.