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Our roundtable participants: Meri Kytö

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Meri Kyto is a post-doctoral researcher in music studies at the University of Tampere, and docent of cultural study of sound at the University of Eastern Finland. She is interested in articulations of private and common acoustic spaces in urban environments. Her previous work have been on sonic domestication and articulations of acoustic privacy, soundscapes of political protest, busking, football fans and public libraries as well as cultural intimacy in sound design of Yeşilçam films and sonic representation of Istanbul in Turkish cinema.  Currently she’s writing on sensory agency and technology. She is the chair of the Finnish Society for Acoustic Ecology, on the editorial board of Soundscape: the Journal of Acoustic Ecology, and has edited five books on soundscape research. Webpage: http://merikyto.net

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Our roundtable participants: Liz Greene

liz-greene-staff-photo-682x1024Liz Greene is Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at Liverpool John Moores University (England). Her research interests are in film sound, the audiovisual essay, and documentary film. She has published articles in a number of journals and edited collections and is the co-editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media: Integrated Soundtracks (2016). She continues to work in the film and television industry, primarily as a location sound recordist. She is also currently directing a documentary film on the importance and significance of eyebrows in Liverpool.

Our roundtable participants – Elena Biserna

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Elena Biserna is a researcher and occasional curator. Her interests are focused on listening and on contextual, time-based art practices in relationship with urban dynamics, socio-cultural processes and the everyday sphere. Her current research project explores the relationships between walking, listening and sound-making since the 60s.

She has taught at the Aix-Marseille University, at ESAAix-École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence and at the Academy of fine art of Bologna. She gave talks at different institutions such as, recently, MAR-Museo d’Arte della città di Ravenna; INHA-Institute d’histoire de l’art, Paris; University of Lisbon; MACRO Testaccio, Rome; De Montfort University, Leicester; Gaîté Lyrique, Palais de Tokyo, EHESS, Paris. Her articles and interviews have appeared in several international publications (Les Presses du Réel, Mimesis, Le Mot et le Reste, Errant Bodies, Amsterdam University Press, etc.). As a curator, she worked with several organizations such as Locus Sonus (Aix-en-Provence), Sant’Andrea degli Amplificatori (Bologna), Cona Zavod (Ljubljana), Xing (Bologna), Saout Radio, Sound Threshold (London).

Among her recent projects: Mobile Audio Fest (Locus Sonus, Aix-en-Provence-Marseille 2015, co-curated with Peter Sinclair) and the ongoing Walking from Scores.

Among her recent publications: “‘Step by Step’. Reading and Re-writing Urban Space Through the Footstep,The Journal of Sonic Studies 16 (2018); “SoundBorderscapes. Vers une écoute critique de la frontière,” antiAtlas Journal 2 (2017); “Mediated Listening Paths: Breaking the Auditory Bubble,” Audio Mobility, Wi: Journal of Mobile Media 9.2 (2015).

Our roundtable participants – Tom Williams

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Tom Williams is an electroacoustic music composer and principal lecturer in Composition at Coventry University. In 2010 his acousmatic piece Can won the Italian music medal ‘Città di Udine’ and Shelter received a honourable mention at IMEB, Bourge, 2006. Collaborations include: the dancer Vida Midgelow on two video works Voice (a Retracing) and Home (a Replacing); New York cellist Madeleine Shapiro on Dart for cello and electronics (available on Albany Records, New York) – the piece was nominated for the British Composer Awards 2013; with the American soprano Juliana Janes Yaffé for the song cycle, Meditations on a Landscape;  with Sarah Watts for Weighed Down by Light for contrabass clarinet (2017/18). Recent performances have included ICMC2016 Utrecht; NYCEMF2016/17; Diffrazioni Festival Florence; CMMR Sao Paulo; Sounds Agenda 2018 Sheffield; Sonorities, Queens University; Sound + Environment, Hull, and MUSLAB in Mexico.

Our roundtable coordinator: Miriam De Rosa

miriam2Miriam De Rosa is a researcher interested in moving images and screen media. She worked at various international HE institutions in Europe and is now based at Coventry University (UK), where she is Research Fellow at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures. Her work as a scholar and independent curator focusses on experimental cinema, film theory and philosophy, as well as on screen media arts. Among her most recent publications are A poetics of care (2017), on Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi’s cinema, and Digital Premonitions (2017), on desktop cinema.