Conference: Designing Sonic Environments, Weimar, 21.-22. September

Designing Sonic Environments. 
The Actuality of Bauhaus Concepts for Sound Design and Auditive Architecture

International conference 

Weimar, Goethe National Museum, 20th and 21st September 2019

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Martin Pfleiderer, Dr. Fabian Czolbe, 
Department for Musicology Weimar-Jena, 
Music University Franz Liszt Weimar

The design of sounds and soundscapes has increasingly become the focus of architects and urban planners, audio designers and music producers as well as historical and cultural research in recent decades. New fields of research and practice have emerged, including the history of sounds and sound technologies, urban and rural soundscapes and their sound ecology, the auditory design of everyday living spaces and consumer products, and the artistic design of sound in film, music and art.

Even though the leading figures of the Bauhaus have only indirectly dealt with questions of a sound design of spaces and consumer products in everyday life, their approaches and concepts seem to shine through in these fields of research and practice until today. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, the interdisciplinary conference sets itself the task of questioning the Bauhaus concepts of architecture, desig and layout with regard to their significance for current developments in auditory interior design and architecture, audio design, music production and sound art.

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