SAMA Open Lectures: Noora Vikman

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 16:30 to 18:00
Theatre Academy, Auditorio 3
Open Lecture
Free entry

SAMA Open Lectures: What’s possible in sound? is a series of presentations by four artists who have been invited by Uniarts Helsinki to talk about the theme of sound from their own perspective.

The second lecture is titled Soundscapes and acoustic ecologies in change and is held by Noora Vikman.

In this lecture Noora Vikman will open a bit of the history Finnish Soundscape studies. She will tell the story based on her own involvement and role in different field work based and applied soundscape projects. How do the 2000’s Acoustic Environments in Change and Soundscapes and Cultural Sustainability research projects look like from today's perspective? The lecture gives space also to share ideas and experiences about cultural change & meanings and the potential of acoustic environments for future travel, environmental well being and the space of silence in our everyday life.

Noora Vikman is an ethnomusicologist who has been interested in acoustic ecology, environmental cultural studies, and involved in soundscape projects since the beginning of 1990’s. She wrote her PhD (2007) about the lived environment in one village in Northern Italy. Since 2006 she has worked in University of Eastern Finland, currently as a senior lecturer in cultural studies and ethnomusicology.

Other SAMA Open Lectures:

Tuesday 9 Oct,
Yuri Landman: Demonstration of Experimental Musical Instruments
Tuesday 20 Nov,
Jordan Edge: Noise, Silence & Modal Listening
Friday 14 Dec, 
Taina Riikonen: Listening in the Era of Fossil Capitalism: Acceleration, Atomization and Post-Noise

Lectures are organized by Sound Art & Sonic Arts study module (SAMA) and open to the public. Lectures are in English.