We are pleased to announce that Big Ears 2013 has received funding through the Higher Education Academy. Big Ears 2013 took place from the 7 - 10 March 2013
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Big Ears – learning to design sonic art for public ears
7 - 10 March
2013

Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen ’s University Belfast

Big Ears 2013 was curated by Emily Robertson (Queen's University Belfast)
and Enrico Bertelli (University of York).


Promotional Video for the 2013 Big Ears Project

Big Ears 2013 was supported by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The award was received by Dr F. Schroeder (Queen's University Belfast) through the HEA's Teaching Development Grant (Individual Grant) Scheme. The award allowed for the selection of two PhD researchers to lead the Big Ears prorgam in 2013 (original call here).
Emily Robertson (Queen's University Belfast) and Enrico Bertelli (University of York) were chosen as candidates.



For Videos, Photos and Evaluation Report, please see Documentation Pages.

Big Ears Program 2013:

DAY 1 – Thursday, March 7
• 1200 - 1300 Lunch at SARC
• 1310 - 1400 Concert
• 1400 - 1445 Welcome & Introduction to BigEars
• 1445 - 1530 Introduction to SARC + Sonic Lab, by the SARC tech team
• 1530 - 1615 Working with Children, by Dr. Ruth Leitch
• 1615 - 1630 Coffee Break
• 1630 - 1830 Brainstorming and terraforming groups with Mary Jordan
• 1830 - 1900 Coffee Break
• 1900 - 2000 Late Night Art + Intro to Belfast Children’s Festival, by Ali Fitzgibbon
• 2030 - 2300 PhD Dinner at College Green House

DAY 2 – Friday, March 8
• 0930 - 0945 Warm-up discussion of day’s agenda
• 0945 - 1000 School group arrives
• 1000 - 1145 Experimenting with Sound: Collaborations between PhDs and school groups
• 1145 - 1245 Feedback session with Susann
• 1245 - 1345 Lunch Break
• 1345 - 1400 Doors open for public panel discussion
• 1400 - 1600 Sonic Art and Community Engagement: Panel discussion on sonic art and public art programs

Panel's focus is on practical experiences within UK communities. Open to the public. Panelists:
Ali Fitzgibbon (Young At Art), Franziska Schroeder (Queen’s University Belfast – SARC), Peter Moran (University College Dublin), Julie Sharpe (Newham Academy of Music), and Emily Crossland (University of York).


• 1600 - 1630 Coffee Break
• 1630 - 1800 Creativity in Workshop Leadership, by Mary Jordan
• 1800 - 1900 Dinner Break
• 2000 - 2130 Melonhead: Concert, Belfast Children’s Festival at The MAC

DAY 3 - Saturday, March 9
• 1000 - 1030 Warm-up discussion of day’s agenda
• 1030 - 1100 Feedback session
• 1130 - 1230 Fun and Communicating with Children, by Astrid Bin (University of Ulster)
• 1230 - 1330 Lunch Break
• 1330 - 1430 Groups brainstorming + exploring available material
• 1430 - 1630 Starting and Working with Community Projects:

Panel discussion on developing community engagement projects, focusing on experiences within UK communities and projects involving arts & sciences research. Not open to the public. Panelists: Radek Rudnicki (Stockholm Environment Institute - York), Emma McKenna (Queen’s Science Shop), Helen McAneney (STEM) and Grainne McHale (FUAIM Music and Community).


• 1630 - 1700 Coffee Break
• 1700 - 1800 Tech Specs: discussion of group ideas with SARC technical staff

DAY 4 – Sunday, March 10
• 1000 - 1030 Warm-up discussion of day’s agenda
• 1015 - 1030 BCF Children’s Registration
• 1030 - 1130 Ice-breaking session
• 1130 - 1230 Creating a World of Sound: Groups work together to explore sound creation and experimentation.
• 1230 - 1330 Lunch Break
• 1330 - 1500 Groups work together
• 1500 - 1530 Coffee Break
• 1530 - 1700 Groups finalise projects and rehearse
• 1700 - 1800 Dinner Break
• 1800 - 1845 Set-up
• 1845 - 1900 Doors open for showcase

1900 - 2000 Big Ears 2013 Showcase! Runs as part of the Belfast Children's Festival 2013!
(tickets are sold out!)

Candidates selected for the PhD training in 2013 were:

Egidija Medeksaite - Durham University
Andrew Taylor - Cardiff University
Ben Bengler - School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Centre for Digital Music; Queen Mary University of London
Kate Stobbart - Newcastle University
Liam Cormac Gould - Liverpool Hope University
Koichi Samuels - Queen's University Belfast
Tullis Rennie - Queen's University Belfast
Aidan Deery - Queen's University Belfast
Ágata Mandillo - Brighton University

 

For further information please contact: Franziska Schroeder: f.schroeder@qub.ac.uk

Supported by the HEA, Teaching Development Grant, 2012:

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