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sound in the land logoA festival/conference of Mennonites and music.

June 5 - 8, 2014 at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Canada.

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About the festival/conference

plants music sheetSound in the Land 2014 will explore music and the environment while discovering new Mennonite perspectives. As a sequel to the highly successful Sound in the Lands 2009 (which explored Mennonite music across borders and boundaries), and Sound in the Land 2004 (which dealt with Mennonite musical diversities), Sound in the Land 2014 is both a festival with multiple concerts, performances and workshops featuring many musical styles, and an academic conference with papers and presentations exploring the new field of “ecomusicology” (music and the environment) from various perspectives, locally and globally. R. Murray Schafer, well-known Canadian composer/founder of World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and Gus Mills, foremost South African environmentalist/researcher are keynote speakers. Sound in the Land 2014 is now endorsed by the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Read More. Internationally renowned Korean media artist Cecilia Kim will present her multi-media piece, Earth Songs, and various ecomusicology presenters are coming from Germany, USA, Canada, and elsewhere.

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