”I am sitting in a room…” Sound Art, Sound Anthropology, Sound Studies



Starting with the iconic work of American composer Alvin Lucier “I am sitting in a room”, we will do a flashback to artistic, anthropological and theoretical approaches of sound and hearing. On this trip our guides will be artists and writers, anthropologists and theorists and some of our main stations will be the concepts of the soundscape, the audio object, the acoustic space,  the sound envelope, the acousmatics, the acoustemology.

The main aim is to highlight the fact that artistic, anthropological and theoretical incision in the field of sound continuously feedback. Αrt, anthropology and theory of sound constitute an inseparable continuum of creative questions, equivalent investigations and limbic experimentations.



Panayotis Panopoulos was born in Athens in 1967. He is teaching at the University of the Aegean. He studied pedagogy at the University of Athens and Social Anthropology at the University of the Aegean, where he received a doctorate in 1998. He has also been teaching at the University of Crete, at the Democritus University of Thrace and the Panteion University. His is researching the fields of anthropology and ethnography of sound.


Supported by the DAAD Programme: Partnerships with Greek Institutions of Higher Education 2014 – 2016 / A Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Art Munich (ADBK) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA).