[ISEA2017] Panel: Julian Jaramillo Arango, Jorge Bejarano Barco, Ana Maria Romano Gomez & Tomas Laurenzo — Panel on Sonology: sonifying the conflict

Panel Statement 

Keywords: Sonology, Sound Studies,Soundscape, Sound and Conflict, Experimental Sound Practices

The experimental sound practices extend the acoustic referent of the conflict and produce cultural objects related to experiences of violence, displacement and social disparity. The Panel on Sonology will gather five artists-researchers whose works allow us to reflect on the role of music, sound art and sound design on communities disturbed by social inequality and violence. From different perspectives, the panelists will show personal modes of sonifying the conflict, discussing artistic experiences where experimental sound practices have been introduced in communities traced by social disruption: (1) Musical instrument building in the periphery, by Tomas Laurenzo (2) Acoustemology of the Armed Conflict in San Juan Nepomuceno, by Luz Eneida Ramirez (3) Mestizo Machines by Jorge Barco, (4) Sound: expression of the conflict and pedagogical tool, by Joaquín Llorca and (5) In the interstices of a memorial: A Review on Triangulation Gender/Sound/Technology, by Ana María Romano G.

  • Julián Jaramillo Arango (moderator) is composer and researcher working in the field of new media design, focusing on experimental sound practices, multimodal communication and in the development of interactive applications and services. Jaramillo Arango’s works bridge the gap among science, arts, technology, creativity, society, community and sustainability through works that explore different modes of sonic interaction. He holds a Ph.D. in Sonology adviced by Dr Fernando Iazzetta of São Paulo University, Brazil. Currently Julián conducts a postdoctoral research in the Caldas University Design and Creation program where he develops novel interfaces for the local urban space.
  • Tomás Laurenzo is an artist and academic who works with both physical and digital media exploring the artistic construction of meaning and its relation with power and politics. Laurenzo’s production spans across different practices, including installation, interactive art, music, live cinema, and digital lutherie. His artworks and performances have been shown in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. He is Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong. He has several publications, mainly in the areas of New Media Art, and HCI. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, advised by Dr. Alvaro Cassinelli, University of Tokyo, and Dr. Franco Robledo, University of the Republic of Uruguay. laurenzo.net
  • Eneida Luz Ramirez Centeno is Master in Music by the Institution of Fine Arts and Sciences at the Bolivar University, and Master in Development and Culture by the Technological Bolívar University. She has been granted by the Ministry of Culture in 2015 as part as the Stimulus Fellow Program to conduct an artistic residency in the Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia. Eneida founded the National Net-work of Thought and Cultural Action MORE CULTURE and has been advisor on public policies issues on NGOs dedicated to cultural and social endeavors. Currently Eneida participates in the National Network of Music Networks leading workshops on Public Policy and Cultural Management as a member of the Artistic Organization UNO-A and the Artistic Guild Board Bogtá.
  • Joaquín Llorca is architect and musician. He is a professor and researcher at Icesi University (Cali, Colombia.) where he is in charge of courses on sound design, art and acoustic ecology. He is part of the Seminar of Esthetics that deals with theoretical reflections and research on urban topics. The latest project about the soundscape of a traditional Cali’s neighborhood can be consulted:  icesi.edu.co/cartofonias. Since 2013, he coordinates the annual Laboratory of Visual Arts of the Ministry of Culture about the soundscape of Colombian Coffee Growing Area.
  • Ana María Romano G.  Her creative interests have allowed her to work acoustic and electroacoustic media, as well as in interdisciplinary projects (contemporary dance, performance, videodance).Her music has been performed in different festivals and theatres in America, Europe and Asia; have been published in Colombia, Ecuador, England, Mexico and Russia. And has received national and international distinctions. She has taught widely and be very active in the dissemination of contemporary and experimental music through concerts, magazines, CDs, digital platforms. She has been invited as a teacher, lecturer and curator for different academic and cultural institutions, national and international. Her actual work is focused on triangulation Gender / Sound / Technology. She leads the Festival En tiempo real, Microcircuitos Digital Platform and teaches at El Bosque University.
  • Jorge Bejarano Barco (panelist) is a sound artist, curator and educator living in Medellín, Colombia. Director of the Department of Education and Culture (2010–2015) and currently the Special Projects Curator at The Museum of Modern Art of Medellín. Active promoter of experimental laboratories, electronic arts and sound art, in both independent and institutional fields. He has done academic contributions and artistic projects in different locations of Latin America and Europe: Medialab Prado, Universidad Complutense, Sumerlab la Coruña (Spain), Centro Nacional de las Artes / Centro Multimedia y CMMAS (México), Festival de Cultura Digital (Río de Janeiro), Universidad de Oporto (Portugal), Festival de Música Experimental Tiempo Real (Bta), Salón Nacional de Artistas, Videosonica 2016 (Colombia), among others. He has a Cultural Affairs specialization from Ortega y Gasset Foundation (Buenos Aires), a Graduate Degree in Social Sciences from UDFJC (Bogotá), and various certification courses in Art and Museology.

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