We are pleased to announce that Big Ears 2013 has received funding through the Higher Education Academy. Big Ears 2013 will take place from the 7 - 10 March 2013


Big Ears 2012:
8 - 11 March

Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen ’s University Belfast


The Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) called for applications from doctoral students (at any stage of their research) with a music/sonic arts/performance background, in particular from those researchers with an interest in new technologies.

The course ‘BIG EARS sonic art for public ears’ ran from 8 - 11 March 2012 and delivered training in communication skills, public engagement and offered hands-on experience for researchers in linking with an audience facilitated by Northern Ireland's leading children's arts organisation, Young at Art.

On the final days (10/11 March 2012) PhD researchers worked closely with 22 local children and showcased the outcomes, designed during the course. The final public event was staged at SARC, a cutting-edge space, geared towards new technological developments.

The deadline for applications has passed. PhD Candidates selected in 2012 were the following:

Enrico Bertelli | The University of York
Owen Green | The University of Edinburgh
Sapfo Pantzaki | The University of Exeter
Jessica Aslan |
Natalia Eernstman | University College Falmouth
Luca Holland | The University of Huddersfield
Matt Lewis | Goldsmiths College
Tom Croll-Knight | The University of Sheffield
Emma-Ruth Richards | The Royal Northern College of Music
Dorone Paris | University of Leeds

Belfast Students
Andrés Cabrera, SARC
Emily Robertson, SARC
Robin Price, SARC
Pamela Topping, University of Ulster

Timetable for 2012


Contact: Franziska Schroeder: f.schroeder@qub.ac.uk


Supported by a Collaborative Research Training Award, AHRC 2011-2012: