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FRIDAY, 30 November 2012

09:00 Welcome

Alexander C.T. Geppert (Berlin)

09:10 Introduction

William R. Macauley (Berlin)
Venturing into Sounds of Space during the Postwar Period

09:30 Feature Presentation

James Wierzbicki (Sydney)
The Imagined Sounds of Outer Space

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Panel I: Sounds of Space in Art and Opera

Chair:   Claudia Schmӧlders (Berlin)

Tatjana Böhme-Mehner (Leipzig)
Outer Space and Space Travel in Pierre Schaeffer's "La Coquille à planètes"

Johan Stenström (Lund)
The Significance of Electronic Music in the Space Opera “Aniara”

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Panel II: The Human Voice and Sounds of Space

Chair:   Matthias Schwartz (Berlin)

Konstantin Kaminskij (Konstanz)
The Voices of the Cosmos: Electronic Synthesis of Special Sound Effects in Soviet vs. American Science Fiction Movies from Sputnik 1 to Apollo 8

Tim Boon (London)
Music for Spaces — Music for Space

15:00 Coffee

15:30 Panel III: Synthesizing Sounds of Space

Chair:   Peter Moormann (Berlin)

Trevor Pinch (Ithaca, NY)
Inner Space and Outer Space: How the Early Electronic Music Synthesizer Took Us There

Axel Volmar (Siegen)
Cosmic Symphonies: Electronic Music Culture, Analog Synthesizers, and the Birth of Superstring Theory in the 1970s

17:00 Coffee

17:30 Performance

Eliad Wagner (Berlin)
Crossing Streams: Instant Composition Using the Sound Vocabulary of Science Fiction

SATURDAY, 1 December 2012

09:00 Panel IV: Sounds of Space in Popular Music

Chair:   Klaus Nathaus (Bielefeld)

Michael Mooradian Lupro (Portland, OR)
“Just my Job, Five Days a Week:” Soundscapes of Space Labor in Apollo Era Pop Music

Cathleen Lewis (Washington, DC)
Okudzhava and Scott-Heron: The Social Critique Soundtrack of the Space Race

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Panel V: Sonification of Outer Space

Chair:   Daniel Brandau (Berlin)

Alexandra Supper (Maastricht)
Eerie Whistling and Tribal Cosmic Heartbeats: The Silencing of Craft Skills in the Sonification of Astrophysics

Paweł Frelik (Lublin)
Dark Transmissions: Cosmic Visions in Contemporary Music

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Panel VI: Intelligent Sounds from Outer Space

Chair:   Alexander C.T. Geppert (Berlin)

Klara Anna Capova (Durham)
Listening to the Sounds of Space

Stefan Helmreich (Cambridge, MA)
Listening Through Alien Ears to the Voyager Interstellar Record

15:00 Coffee

15:30 Closing session

Chair:   William R. Macauley (Berlin)

16:30 End of workshop

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