FARMINGTON — The University of Maine announces upcoming events. All event are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

* Visual and Performing Arts: Granular Modality: A Live Sound Exploration with Earl Howard will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Emery Community Arts Center. In many respects, Howard’s music is an anomaly that resists categorization and the seductiveness of genre.

The event is sponsored by UMF University Forum. For more information, email [email protected], or call 778-7288.

* A talk, sound, place and identity, featuring Josh Kun, Liz Phillips and Omar Tamez is set for 11:45 a.m. Friday at The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center.

This panel brings together Kun, Liz Phillips and Omar Tamez in a conversation dedicated to encouraging aural awareness of the sonic resonance linking place, space and identity.

For more information, email [email protected], or call 778-7288.

* Talk: Sonitus: A Sound Studies University Forum Keynote Address with Josh Kun, is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at UMF Emery Community Arts Center.

Kun is an associate professor of communication in the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California.

For more information, email, [email protected], call 778-7288, or visit

7:30pm. Visual & Performing Arts: Landing on a Sense of Place: A Concert Featuring the Sanchez/Tamez/Aguilar Trio. Beginning from a stance of perpetual becoming, improvisers Angelica Sanchez, Omar Tamez, and Gustavo Aguilar are in search of a musicking experience that is concrete and touchable but as pure evanescence. If you come from somewhere – from anywhere – you will find something of yourself in these sounds. UMF Emery Community Arts Center. FREE. Open to the public. Sponsored by UMF University Forum. FMI: [email protected], 207-778-7288,

Saturday, November 3

3pm. Visual & Performing Arts: Farmington ReSounding. What does Farmington sound like? Students in the UMF course Third Ear: Multiplicities in Sound will create momentary live installations along with local poets and writers. Listener-engagement will be encouraged, with the hope of incorporating a larger understanding of how a community of individuals hears itself. UMF Merrill Hall (Room 223, Nordica Auditorium, and the fourth floor). FREE. Open to the public. Sponsored by UMF University Forum. FMI: [email protected], 207-778-7288,

7pm. Visual & Performing Arts: James Joyce, The Sound of Bloom’s Sirens: A Performative Reading. “Sirens’ is the ‘music’ chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses and is set in the concert room, saloon, and restaurant of the Ormond hotel and bar in Dublin on 4 pm on June 16, 1904. “The Sound of Bloom”s Sirens” is a performative reading where actors, musicians, and audience members treat Joyce’s text as a musical score and render the soundscape he depicted in the words of the chapter. To provide context for the performative reading, the evening will begin with a talk on Joyce, Ulysses, and music and sound in “Sirens”. UMF Emery Community Arts Center. FREE. Open to the public. Sponsored by UMF University Forum. FMI: [email protected], 207-778-7288,

Wednesday, November 14

8pm. Movie: The Dream Factory Farmington Premiere. A ski and snowboard adventure film by Teton Gravity Research. Come on out and get pumped for the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season! Admission includes a free early season lift ticket redeemable at Sugarloaf or Sunday River. Hosted by UMF Ski & Outing Club. Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center. $10. Open to the public. Sponsored by UMF partners Sugarloaf and Sunday River ski resorts. FMI: [email protected], 207-778-7385,

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