FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will explore the world of music, sound, noise and silence with a two-month long sound conference, “Sonitus: A Sound Studies University Forum,” featuring a wide-range of presentations by scholars, artists and performers as they investigate sound’s unbounded nature.

All events are free and open to the public and take place on the UMF campus.

Through Nov. 4

Exhibit by Pioneer in Sound Art Liz Phillips, daily interactive performances, 2:30-3 p.m., UMF Art Gallery.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Lecture: James Joyce and the Use of Music in the Sirens Episode of “Ulysses,” 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Room C23, Roberts Learning Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Presentation by Liz Phillips: “The Resonance of Weather,” noon-1 p.m., Performance Space, Emery Community Arts Center.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Performance: “Granular Modality: A Live Sound Exploration with Earl Howard,” 7:30 p.m., Performance Space, Emery Community Arts Center.

Friday, Nov. 2

Discussion:”Sound, Place and Identity” featuring Josh Kun, Liz Phillips and Omar Tamez, noon-1:30 p.m., Performance Space, Emery Community Arts Center.

Keynote: Josh Kun, 7:30 p.m., Performance Space, Emery Community Arts Center.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Performance: “Farmington Resounding,” 3-5 p.m., Room 223, Nordica, and Fourth Floor in Merrill Hall.

Performance Reading: “James Joyce, The Sound of Bloom’s Sirens,” 7 p.m., Performance Space, Emery Community Arts Center.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Performance: “Sonic Counterpoints: Johann Sebastian Bach, George Lewis, Vinko Globakar, 3 p.m., Performance Space, Emery Community Arts Center.

For more information, visit sound.umf.maine.edu.

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