Podcast – Sedje Hémon

Podcast – Sedje Hémon

On April 30 2018, New Emergences was invited by Marianna Maruyama and Andrius Arutiunianto in Stroom – Den Haag for a discussion about Sedje Hémon, a composer/painter from The Hague who left an amazing body of work.

The discussion starts with composer Andrius Arutiunian and artist Marianna Maruyama. They reflect on their research on Hémon and speak about the thinking behind their new pieces. Mariëtte Groot, Fani Konstantinidou, and Anne Wellmer pose critical questions and bring fresh insight to conversation. The discussion is joined by Dimitri van der Werf, who knew Hémon personally, and moderated by Jaïr Tchong.

You can listen to the talk here

Sedje Hémon - Podcast

From left to right: Dimitri van der Werf, Fani Konstantinidou, Andrius Arutiunian, Marianna Maruyama, Jaïr Tchong. Seated: Mariëtte Groot, Anne Wellmer

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Event [no.13] – Women in Radio

As part of the Rewire Festival in The Hague, New Emergences is hosting a discussion on Women in Radio.

Sunday, 8 April 2018 at 15:45
Korzo Theater (club)
Prinsestraat 42
2513 CE Den Haag

Host: András Simongáti-Farquhar
Guests: Alec Badenoch, Carolyn Birdsall, Natasha Taylor
Moderator: Josephine Bosma

New Emergences Rewire Festival 2018

Women in Radio
How to shut up and be invisible – and how the difference matters

The invention of radio has been one of the major milestones in history of mass communication, quickly becoming a tool of political action -whether for the purpose of oppression or to liberate unheard voices- connecting oppressed groups living in physically different locations divided by walls and fences. New Emergences, an initiative that serves as a platform to openly discuss issues regarding gender equality in electronic music and sound art, will explore the way radio has represented the female voice, and how as a medium and technology it can be both enabling and restricting.

Alec Badenoch, Professor of Transnational Media at VU Amsterdam and Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University, and Carolyn Birdsall, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at University of Amsterdam will each give a presentation focusing on radio as a platform for networking, empowerment/oppression, in/visibility, intervention, and radio on film.

Following these talks, Natasha Taylor will join them for panel discussion, moderated by Josephine Bosma, where the mentioned issues will be looked at from the perspective of culture and media theory as well as from the perspective of sound and media art.

 

Alec Badenoch

Alec Badenoch

Alec Badenoch is Professor of Transnational Media at the VU Amsterdam,and Assistant Professor in Media and Cultural studies at Utrecht University. His books include Voices in Ruins: West German Radio Across the 1945 Divide (2008) and Airy Curtains in the European Ether: Broadcasting and the Cold War (2013 co-edited with Andreas Fickers and Christian Henrich-Franke), and he coordinates, with Kristin Skoog, of the Women’s Radio in Europe research network (womensradioineurope.org).  His current research explores various international aspects of broadcasting, including transnational networks of women broadcasters.  

 

Carolyn Birdsall

Carolyn Birdsall

Carolyn Birdsall is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her books include Nazi Soundscapes: Sound, Technology and Urban Space in Germany, 1933–1945 (2012), and Sonic Meditations: Body, Sound, Technology (2008, edited with Anthony Enns). She is currently writing about early practices of recording, editing and archiving radio sound; related interests include gendered labour and expertise within broadcast culture at large. 

 

 

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Josephine Bosma

Josephine Bosma is an art historian and theoretician, who started her work in radio making  programmes for the free radio station Patapoe in Amsterdam and for the VPRO. She organised the radio sections at tactic media festivals Next5Minutes 2 and 3 in the end of the 1990s and was involved in the earliest discussions around the development of internet radio.

As part of the Rewire Festival in The Hague, New Emergences is hosting a discussion on Women in Radio.

Sunday, 8 April 2018 at 15:45
Korzo Theater (club)
Prinsestraat 42
2513 CE Den Haag

Host: András Simongáti-Farquhar
Guests: t.b.a.

New Emergences Rewire Festival 2018

The invention of radio has been one of the major milestone in recent history of mass communication, quickly becoming a tool of political action, whether for the purpose of oppression or to liberate unheard voices, to connect oppressed groups living in physically different locations divided by walls, fences. New Emergences, a The Hague-based initiative that serves as a platform to openly discuss issues regarding gender equality in electronic music and sound art, will explore the way radio has represented the female voice, the female experience and the “herstory”.

This talk is part of the Rewire 2018 discourse programme, which can be visited free of charge.

 

Event [no.12] – Trans and Noise

NE12_banner_LOGO_600For our #12 event, we are pleased to announce a lecture and performance by Charles Céleste Hutchinsrans on transgender and noise music. The discussion will be moderated by Looi van Kessel
Panel:  Joel Ryan, Fani Konstantinidou

Sunday 25 February 2018, 15:00
Broedplaats Lely
Schipluidenlaan 12,
1062 HE Amsterdam

 

Why noise? In English, the word ‘noise’ comes with myriad connotations which all play to the plurality of lots of things happening at the same time, it makes it hard to focus. In communication, noise can distract and distort meaning which particularly in gender expression might be a useful tool and used intentionally. Noise as a sonic and visual phenomenon is deeply complex and allows its context to become the main player. One pays attention to the frame and the space where it is being produced and presented and becomes aware of ones own body. As a transgressive phenomenon, noise embodies a catharsis. It has a purifying effect, evoking a kind of trance that lets us reach out to a different level, crossing borders within oneself. As noise is sound that is pushed to its limits, it reasons that, just like challenging ‘gender limitations’, identity boundaries may become fluid.

Charles Céleste Hutchins

Charles Céleste Hutchins

Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976. Growing up in Silicon Valley, he started programming at a young age and has continued to do so, even after leaving dot coms to persue music composition – obtaining an MA form Wesleyan University in 2005 and a PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2012. His recent work has focused on gendered labour and AI. Charles will speak about the history of noise music and relate music historical aspects to issues concerning gender identities and trans people.
www.berkeleynoise.com
charleshutchins.bandcamp.com

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Joel Ryan

Joel Ryan has been performing Electro-Acoustic music since 1979 when he first hacked an Apple II for live sound processing. Convinced of the musical future for personal computers he left hacker’s paradise in Northern California to work in New York for Warner/Atari and then to Europe where he joined with George Lewis inventing and evangelize real-time digital electronic music. From IRCAM in Paris they went to Amsterdam and Michel Waisvisz’ STEIM. There and at the Institute of Sonology they seeded a tradition of performance and improvisation that is still bearing fruit.
http://jr.home.xs4all.nl/bio1.03.html

Fani-Konstantinidou

Fani Konstantinidou

Fani Konstantinidou is a composer, sound artist, performer and music researcher based in the Netherlands.
Her music and research focuses on conceptual composition, sonic images and the perception/imagination of the listener in electroacoustic music. Currently, she is investigating how the cultural, social and individual differences of the audience affect the listening process and the educational practices of contemporary music.
www.fanikonstantinidou.com

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Looi van Kessel

Moderator Looi van Kessel (Leiden University) is a PhD student at the Leiden University Center for Arts in Society, specializing in American literature and gender studies. He recently co-edited an issue of the Dutch Journal for Gender Studies on trans* studies and as a member of the university’s LGBT+ core advisory team he makes it one of his key points to improve gender dynamics in the classroom situation, including the attempt to make teachers more aware of trans and genderqueer expressions and identifications among their students.
www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/looi-van-kessel

Johanna Monk

Johanna Monk

Johanna Monk is an author, musician and performance artist. As a musical instrumentalist, composer and producer she combines the extended techniques of the avant-garde and the brutality of pure sound with a melodic sensibility that reflects (or betrays) her roots in folk music, while also continually developing non-standard ways of unifying content-based prose, poetry and storytelling with creative music.
www.soundcloud.com/vanita-joe-monk
www.monastery.nl

New Emergences is an initiative that serves as a platform to openly discuss issues regarding gender equality in electronic music and sound art. Within these fields, it focuses on the presence and absence of women, alongside LGBTQ+ communities and diversity issues in the broader spectrum of under-represented voices. The New Emergences lecture and discussion series provides a Safe Space for professionals – and for the public – to share their experiences, tell their stories and to discuss a wide range of perspectives, opinions and theories: male and female stereotypes are questioned and strategies to achieve Change are discussed.
newemergences.com

This event is made possible with the financial support of the Creative Industries Fund (Stimuleringsfonds).
Many thanks to STEIM, to Urban Resort and to Broedplaats Lely for their support.
steim.org
www.urbanresort.nl
www.facebook.com/pg/lely.amsterdam/events/

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free admission. donations are welcome.