The Sounding Bodies Research Project is a research project initiated by Jenny Gräf Sheppard, Associate Professor and head of the Laboratory for Sound at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. It is supported by a Kunstnerisk Udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV) grant from The Danish Ministry of Culture. Exploring resonance in and between bodies, the project draws from the fields of Acoustic Ecology, Perceptual Studies, Practices in Improvisation and Healing.
During 2018 the focus is in developing scores, exercises and tools that can be used to expand awareness of resonance as a source for creative exploration. The project is manifested through activity of the SOBO Study/Research Group comprised of students from different Academies throughout Denmark and active professionals in the fields of anthropology, sound, acoustic ecology and arts who will be researching specific areas that inform the overall project. With visiting workshops and collaborations from scholars near and afar, a symposium, website and book, the research project includes experimentation, dissemination and public engagement.
Mathias Riis Andersen