Technology and Aesthetics is an international symposium which aims to focus on how advances in technology provide a framework within which music, film and other artistic fields are developing – ushering through changes in the way sonic and visual art is perceived. This symposium takes a closer look at what these changes are – and where we are likely to be headed.

Contributors to the symposium are people who have helped define novel expressions in various artistic fields, or who have spent years commenting on these changes. The roster includes composers, music performers, film sound designers, academics and editors of peer-reviewed journals. In conjunction with the symposium, there will be evening programs with concerts and film viewings, featuring Randy Thom (film sound designer on Apocalypse Now! and many more), Barry Truax (composer), Natasha Barrett (composer) and Leigh Landy (composer and editor-in-chief for Organised Sound).

Technology and Aesthetics is arranged as a “pre-NIME event” that leads up to the conference proper. Registration is provided for through our registration system. The symposium is organised by NOTAM in collaboration with the Norwegian Academy of Music, The Norwegian Film Institute, The Norwegian Film School, Riksscenen and Sound of Mu, and with financial support from Arts Council Norway.

More information about the symposium.