sounding bodies research project

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Project website: https://soundingbodies.kunstakademiet.dk/about/

The Sounding Bodies Research Project is a year-long research project exploring resonance in and between bodies. Research draws from the fields of Acoustic Ecology, Perceptual Studies, Practices in Improvisation and Healing. Sounding Bodies is a term used by Sheppard to refer to the phenomena of sound as it is perceived and produced with and between bodies/entities.

During 2018 the focus is in developing scores, exercises and tools that can be used to expand awareness of resonance as a source for creative exploration. The project is manifested through activity of the SOBO Study/Research Group comprised of 30 local and international students and professionals in the fields of anthropology, sound, acoustic ecology and arts who research specific areas. The project includes experimentation, dissemination and public engagement of related themes and conducts workshops, organizes a sound studies symposium, and disseminates its activities and research via the website.

The project was started by Jenny Gräf Sheppard, Associate Professor and Head of the Laboratory for Sound at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in January 2018. It is supported by a Kunstnerisk Udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV) grant from The Danish Ministry of Culture.

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(Exploring the sounding body with young people in the village of San Roque de Cumbaza, Peru.)