call for contributions to wild Energies: live Materials

A CRiSAP event focusing on and around the work of artist and composer Annea Lockwood.

Taking place online on: 28 & 29 April 2022. Deadline for proposals: midnight (GMT) 3 January 2022

Over a career spanning six decades, composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood has produced a wide variety of work. She is best known for the Sound Map works that have resulted from her intense engagement with the Hudson (1989), Danube (2005) and the Housatonic (2012) rivers, and her complex associations with pianos in her Piano Transplants (Piano Burning (1968), Piano Garden (1970), Piano Drowning (1972), Southern Exposure (1982). Yet her intimate, detailed, playful and generous relationships with sound can be heard in all her work whether for concert, installation or in collaboration with other artforms. Much of her work is collaborative. She has worked with students, women’s groups, other composers, instrumentalists, artists and choreographers yet the variety of output is united by its invitation to listen intently and through that to think differently. With the possible exception of the recent rise in interest in the work of Pauline Oliveros and Éliane Radigue, both friends of Annea, there has been little critical examination of the work of women sound artists of this generation.

We invite responses that extend knowledge and contribute towards a wider critical examination of Annea Lockwood’s work.

This open call welcomes responses from all relevant disciplines and in a variety of formats from short and long academic presentations to more experimental contributions that may include sound works, moving image, performance, etc. We particularly welcome proposals from people and groups who are traditionally underrepresented within academic events and those ‘outside’ of the academy.


read the full call for contributions here