18-20 September 2024
University of Milan, Italy

Explorations in Sonic Cultures

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Keynote Speakers

Franco Fabbri

Franco Fabbri
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Franco Fabbri teaches popular music history and composition at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, Milan, and taught courses on music analysis, economy, and history in various Italian universities, including Milan’s Università degli Studi. He is among the founders and served as chairman of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). He is co-founder and co-editor, with Goffredo Plastino, of the Routledge Global Popular Music series. Fabbri has also worked as a musician, recording eight studio albums and two live albums with his band and two own albums of electronic music. In 2019 he was awarded the Tenco Prize for cultural operator. In 2021 he received IASPM’s honorary membership.

Sara Lenzi

Sara Lenzi
Does sound lie? Reflections between sonic mis-information and the responsibility of the designer

Sara Lenzi, sound designer and philosopher, is Research Fellow at Ikerbasque Foundation for Science and at the Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. Her research focuses on data sonification and design tools and methods for listener-centric data-to-sound translations.