Talks

Jordan-GreenCollege2012

Invited Presentations

Bell Tower of False Creek: Hearing Urban Mobility around Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge. Presented at, Critical Topography, May 20-22, 2015, Critical Topography Research Group, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada; Documentary Media Research Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. Info here.

Unsettled Listening: An Acoustic Ecology of the Cinema. Presented by invitation in the Film and Digital Media Department at University of California, Santa Cruz, February 12, 2015.

Longitudinal Listening: Mapping Soundscape Histories Across Media. Presented by invitation as part of the Background / ThisPlace exhibition, May 23, 2013, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Constructing an Acoustic History of Vancouver on Film. Presented by invitation at, The Sound of Architecture (J. Irwin Miller Symposium). Oct. 4-6, 2012, Yale School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

The Schizophonic Imagination: Audiovisual Ecology in the Cinema. Presented by invitation in the context of a public lecture series by short-listed candidates for a tenure-track position in film studies at Concordia University, Jan. 6, 2012.

Visual Music Cinema and the Ideologies of Sound/Image Synchronization. Presented by invitation at, Sound Studies Working Group, Oct. 28, 2012, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

A New Model for the Compilation Film Soundtrack: Soundscape Composition in the Films of Gus Van Sant. Presented by invitation at, SEMCINE IV (International Film and Audiovisual Seminar). July 21-26, 2008, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Invited Panel Participation

Respondent for the 3rd Annual Acoustic Cartographies Event, co-organized by the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia and the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. April 6, 2013, Western Front, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Event details here.

Panels Convened

Sounding the Interactive Documentary: Non-Fiction, New Media, and the Problem of Immersion. Panel co-chaired with Michael Brendan Baker at, SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). March 25-29, 2015, Montreal, QC, Canada.

New Directions in Soundscape Research. Panel convened and co-chaired with Barry Truax at CCA (Canadian Communications Association). June 5-7, 2013, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Defining the West Coast School: BC Film in the 1950s and 60s. Panel convened and co-chaired with Timothy Newman at, FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada). June 4-6, 2013, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Live Sound in Film and Television. Panel co-convened with Benjamin Wright at, SCMS  (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). March 6-10, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Building Environments: Sound Design and Auditory Ambiences in Film. Panel convened and co-chaired with Benjamin Wright at, SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). March 10-13, 2011, New Orleans, LA, USA.

The Importance of Sogo Ishii. Panel convened and co-chaired with Peter Rist at, The Josai International University Media Studies Department Media Workshop. May 23rd, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.

The Real and the Rendered: Auditory Constructions of the Visibly Evident. Panel convened and chaired at, Visible Evidence XIV. December 18-21, 2007, Bochum, Germany.

Conference Presentations

Acoustic Profiling: Mapping Intersectional Soundways in the Lost Vancouver Neighborhood of Stan Douglas’ iOS App Circa 1948. Presented at, MaMI X (Music and the Moving Image). May 27-29, 2016, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, NY, USA. Info here.

City Song: Location Sound, Musical Performance, and the Articulation of Urban Space on Film. Presented at, MaMI IX (Music and the Moving Image). May 29-31, 2015, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, NY, USA.

The Soundscapes of Mobile Periodization in Stan Douglas’ iOS App Circa 1948. Presented at, SCMS  (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). March 25-29, 2015, Montreal, QC, Canada. Info here.

Unsettled Listening: An Intermedial Approach to the Vancouver Soundscape. Presented at, MaMI IX (Music and the Moving Image). May 30 – June 1, 2014, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, NY, USA.

Soundscape Research as Intermedial Historiography: Staging the Sounds of Vancouver in Larry Kent’s Hastings Street. To be presented at, Acoustic Communication and Soundscape Design Symposium. Sept. 14, 2013, Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Program here.

Longitudinal Listening: Soundscape Histories Across Media. Presented at, CCA (Canadian Communications Association). June 5-7, 2013, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Seeing Then, Hearing Now: Larry Kent’s Hastings Street at the Intersection of Vancouver’s Film Industries. Presented at, FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada). June 4-6, 2013, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Tracking Terminal City: Trains in the Vancouver Soundscape on Film. To be presented at, MaMI VIII (Music and the Moving Image). May 30 – June 1, 2013, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, NY, USA.

Hearing the Cinematic City: Location Film Sound and Soundscape Research in Acoustic Ecology. Paper presented at, SCMS  (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). March 6-10, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.

Hearing Vancouver at the Movies: Film Sound as Acoustic History. Presented at, Acoustic Communication and Soundscape Design Symposium. Sept. 14, 2012, Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The Music of the Guggenheim on Film: Modernist Acoustic Design and the Conventions of Cinema Sound. Presented at, MaMI VII (Music and the Moving Image). June 1-3, 2012, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, NY, USA.

The Vancouver Soundscape in Audiovisual Media. Presented at, CCA  (Canadian Communication Association). May 30 – June 1, 2012, Wilfred Laurier University and University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Occupying Vancouver: Soundscape Politics and Contested Spaces in Sylvia Spring’s Madeleine Is…. Presented at, FSAC  (Film Studies Association of Canada). May 29-31, 2012, Wilfred Laurier University and University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Performing Hildegard Westerkamp: Stereo Soundscape Composition, Live Multi-Channel Diffusion, and the Conventions of Surround Sound in the Cinema. Presented at, Living Stereo. March 9-11, 2012, Department of Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Hearing Secondary Explosions: Audiovisual (A)synchronization and the Limits of Documentary Realism in the Naudet Brothers’ 9/11. Presented at, Visible Evidence XVIII. August 11-14, 2011, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, NYC, USA.

The Musical Organization of Space: Intersecting Pop and Soundscape Composition in Gus Van Sant’s Last Days. Presented at, IASPM Canada (International Association for the Study of Popular Music). June 16-19, 2011, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Music as Environment: Soundscape Composition and the Spatial Organization of Music in Gus Van Sant’s Last Days. Presented at, MaMI  (Music and the Moving Image). May 20-22, 2011, Steinhardt School of Music, New York University, New York City, NY, USA.

Hearing the Guggenheim in the Cinema: Modernist Acoustic Design and the Conventions of Film Sound. Presented at, SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). March 10-13, 2011, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Audiovisual Ecology in the Cinema. Presented at, FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada). June 1-4, 2010, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

A Meeting Place of Edges: Hearing the Aurora Borealis in Peter Mettler’s Picture of Light. Presented at, FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada). May 28-31, 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

In Search of the Centre: Urban Soundscapes in the Cinema of Sogo Ishii. Presented at, The Josai International University Media Studies Department Media Workshop. May 23rd, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.

Architectural Modernity, Acoustic Ecology, and Cinematic Representation: Jacques Tati’s Playtime and R. Murray Schafer’s Project of Acoustic Design. Presented at, WFAE (World Forum for Acoustic Ecology). March 23-27, 2009, Mexico City, Mexico.

The Case of the 5.1 Stalker: Pedagogical Benefits of a Bastardized DVD Soundtrack. Presented at, FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada). June 2-4, 2008, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Militant Acoustic Ecology in the Halls of Institutional Terror: Soundscape Composition in Gus Van Sant’s Elephant. Presented at, SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). March 6-9, 2008, Loews Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Acoustic Ecology and the Cinematic Representation of Architectural Space: Strains of R. Murray Schafer’s Acoustic Design in the Films of Jacques Tati. Presented at, CAA (Canadian Acoustical Association). October 9-12, 2007, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Towards the Visible Acousmêtre in the Age of Digital Multi-Channel Sound: Material Embodiment Across the Two Versions of Donnie Darko. Presented at, SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies). March 8-11, 2007, Chicago Hilton, IL, USA.

Dissolving the Boundary Between Sound and Image in the Cinema: Immersive Reflexivity in Peter Mettler’s Picture of Light. Presented at, Visible Evidence XIV. December 18-21, 2007, Bochum, Germany.

Soundwalking through the Doors of Perception: The Work of Hildegard Westerkamp in the Films of Gus Van Sant. Presented at, Sounding Out 3. Sept. 7-9, 2006, University of Sunderland, UK.

The whole world’s going to hell but it’s nothing a good party can’t fix: Jacques Tati’s Play Time and R. Murray Schafer’s Project of Acoustic Design. Presented at, FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada), May 28-30, 2006. York University, Ontario, Canada.

Cause and Effect: Cinema and the Tradition of Acousmatic Music. Presented at, EMS-05 (Electroacoustic Music Studies). Oct. 19-22, 2005, Departments of Music, McGill University, Concordia University, and Université de Montréal, QC, Canada.

The Great Pretender: John Oswald’s Adventures in Technologically Gendered Alibis for Existence. Presented at: In and Out of the Sound Studio. July 25-29, 2005, Department of Communications, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

The Bird People in China: Schizophonic Mediations in Historical Context. Presented at, FSAC (Film Studies Association of Canada), May 29-31, 2005, Department of Cinema Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada.

The Dual Substance of Cinema: What Kazantzakis’s Christ Can Teach Us About Sound/Image Relationships in Film. Presented at, FSAC Graduate Colloquium. March 3-5, 2005, Université de Montreal, QC, Canada.

Ghost Worlds: Phonography, Indexicality, and the Fear of the Digital Revolution. Presented at, R/Évolution 4: Teckno-Praxi. March 18-20, 2005, Humanities Program, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Worshiping at the Altar of the Turntable. Presented at, Embodied Religion: Manifestations in the Mundane. Tenth Annual Graduate Students’ Interdisciplinary Conference. Feb. 3, 2005, Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Turntable Presence in the Cinema. Presented at, Radio and Sound Technology Area of the MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association) Annual Meeting. Nov. 5-7, 2004, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.

The Dual Substance of Cinema: What the Voices of Kazantzakis’s Christ Can Teach Us About Sound/Image Relationships in Film. Presented at, Sounding Out 2. July 8–10, 2004, Department of Film and American Studies, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Consumption as Dialogue: Spiritualism, Sampling, and the Impossibility of One-Way Cultural Transmission in the era of Simultaneous Production and Consumption. Presented at, Talking Heads: Creating Dialogue and Response. Ninth Annual Graduate Students’ Interdisciplinary Conference. May 4, 2004, Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

The Great Pretender: John Oswald, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Alibis for Existence in the Realm of the Popular. Presented at, R/Évolution 3: POP. March 19-21, 2004, Humanities Program, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Healing the Breach between Sound and Image: Audiovisual Separation Anxiety, Transsensoriality, and Turntable Presence in the Films of David Lynch. Presented at, FSAC Graduate Students Colloquium. March 21-23, 2003, Department of Cinema, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada.

The American Ghost: Sound Reproduction Technology, Fluid Identity, and Urban America in American Psycho and Ghost Dog. Presented at, FSAC Graduate Students Colloquium. March 15-17, 2002, Department of Cinema, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.