Peter Cusack, Miloš Vojtěchovský – talk, presentation
Miloš Vojtěchovský (1955) is a curator, art historian, and audiovisual artist, living and working in Prague. In 1992 he founded the Hermit Foundation and Center for Metamedia. Together with Peter Cusack started up in 2008 the ongoing project “Favourite Sounds of Prague” (sonicity.cz). He curated the Czech section in the international networking project Soundexchange, co-curated the symposium and festivals vs. Interpretation held in Prague by the Agosto Foundation and the Frontiers of Solitude project, 2015. Other sound related projects include: Deep Space Gateway, Soundworms Ecology Gathering, Architecture and the senses, editing of the Acoustic Ecology web series, (https://www.agosto-foundation.org/mediateka/acoustic-ecology) and in 2018 together with Csaba Hajnoczy initiated the Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies.
Peter Cusack is a field recordist, musician and sound artist with a long interest in the sound environment. He initiated the “Favourite Sounds Project” to discover what people find positive about their everyday sound environment and ‘Sounds from Dangerous Places’ (sonic journalism) that investigates sites of major environmental damage such as the Caspian Sea oil fields and the Chernobyl exclusion zone. He produced ‘Vermilion Sounds’ – the environmental sound program – for ResonanceFM Radio, is a research fellow at the University of the arts, London and was DAAD artist-in-residence in Berlin 2011/12, intitiating ‘Berlin Sonic Places’ that examines relationships between soundscape and urban development. Peter lives between Berlin and England.
The Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies (CENSE) is an informal network of individual voices coming from various backgrounds. We propose this emerging network to fill the need of fostering more perceptive and conscious thinking and solutions, addressing developments in the social and cultural fields of Central Europe (and beyond) related not only to sound art, ecomusicology, and sound per se, while keeping a central focus on deep environmental and social changes.
CENSE was established during the founding conference of the Central European Society for Sound Ecology (CESSE) held in Budapest, November-December, 2018, which was initiated and organized by Csaba Hajnóczy.