Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 April 2021
University of Birmingham / Online
Three days of music, sound, meeting and ideas
2020 saw the global soundscape change beyond measure as normal life came to a halt, streets emptied and the world slowed down. This opened the stage for new sounds to occupy these spaces, fill the silence and define for many the sound of isolation. For some the Stay at Home directive has resulted in greater appreciation of or reconnection with the environment immediately around us, coupled with a deeper awareness of the human effects on the environment as the climate crisis continues to surge.
Join us for 3 days of music, sound, meeting and ideas with featured artists Hildegard Westerkamp (Canada), Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (Netherlands / India), Chris Watson (UK), Pete Stollery (UK), Yang Yeung (Hong Kong) as we explore the Covid Soundscape, the Global soundscape and the Future soundscape. Is there a defining Covid Soundscape? Has the pandemic changed our relationship with the environment? As the quality of our time spent outside has changed are people more acutely aware of the disappearance and reappearance of sound?
BEAST FEaST 2021 takes place in partnership with the UK and Ireland Soundscape Community and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology.
Join us for 3 days of music, sound, meeting and ideas with featured artists:
Hildegard Westerkamp (Canada)
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (Netherlands / India)
Chris Watson (UK)
Pete Stollery (UK)
Yang Yeung (Hong Kong)