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Welcome to RE:SOUND, the 8th International Conference on the Histories of Media Arts 2019 - Aalborg, Denmark. RE:SOUND is part of the Media Arts Histories conference series, bringing together leading researchers, artists, and scientists on a series of interdisciplinary topics for over 14 years.

The RE:SOUND conference will take a specific interest on the theories, practices, histories, etc., of art and technology which are focusing on, concerned with, reflecting on, including, mobilising and/or working with sound as a main component or an integral part. RE:SOUND will host four days with 10 tracks of paper sessions, panels, workshops, practice-based interventions, exhibitions, performances, poster sessions, a PhD workshop and keynotes.
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Arnau Horta

Arnau Horta is an independent curator, art critic, journalist and researcher specialized in the roles of listening in contemporary art practices. His work focuses both in the phenomenological and political dimension of sound. He collaborates with MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona), the National Museum of Art Reina Sofia (Madrid), the Picasso Museum of Barcelona, CCCB (Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona), Sónar Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, Loop Festival, Eufònic Festival and FAD (Fostering Arts and Design). He is currently preparing a major exhibition at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, scheduled for Autumn 2019. He has taught at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and is a regular contributor to the national newspapers El País and La Vanguardia. He holds a degree in Media Studies; an MA in Theory and Aesthetics of Contemporary Art; an MA in Contemporary Philosophy and is a PhD candidate in Philosophy with a dissertation on Alvin Lucier’s seminal piece “I am sitting in a room”. In 2013 he took part in the program “Curating Time-Based Media” organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. He has attended symposiums at the Edge Hill University (Liverpool), The New School (New York) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge). His project “On Listening”, commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, is part of Re-Imagine Europe project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. His project “Sonic Genealogies”, commissioned by the National Museum of Art Reina Sofia, has recently been reviewed in the internationally renowned magazine The Wire. His piece "Am I sitting in a room?" (a re-work of Lucier’s work), has been selected in 2017 at the Radiophrenia festival in Glasgow.