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How do you speak about sound? This core question of sound studies and of artistic approaches around sound is probably troubling listeners and sound aficionados since the beginning of hearing – and …Continue reading

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DATE/PLACE: September 20. & 21., 2019 / University of Bern, Switzerland Institute of Musicology / Institute of History, Department of Iberian and Latin American History ORGANISERS: James Barber / Andrin Uetz / Dianne Violeta …Continue reading

Hören in Situation

(english translation of an article by Holger Schulze: Hören in Situation. Zur Anthropologie der relationalen Klangwahrnehmung, in: Nadin Deventer & Thomas Oberender (eds.), Now This Means War. Magazin zum Jazzfest Berlin 1.-4. …Continue reading


“They don’t have honey here,” a man said confused. At the end of his journey through the tent of the installation, he was disappointed that there was no honey to taste. Instead, …Continue reading


Recently I was delighted to attend the yearly IKK conference of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies (IKK) at the University of Copenhagen. The conference was called “Cultural Analysis” and was organized …Continue reading

Sound Forms Symposium4

Taking steps on different grounds that make different sounds. Keeping the silence in a large group that wanders around parts of Christiania in Copenhagen. Being in the moment, as you have no …Continue reading


DATE/PLACE: Friday, October 11, 2019 / On Vester Voldgade, right next to Rådhuspladsen, Copenhagen, DK. 15:00-00:00 ORGANISERS: Melissa van Drie, ‘Sounds Delicious’ Project (Arts & Culture, University of Copenhagen) / Oliver Maxwell, …Continue reading


Last week I had the honour of partaking for the third time at a so-called Silence Meal, a performance by artist Nina Backman. This time the meal was part of the Jazzfest …Continue reading

An alternative exercise for strenghtening and expanding the chest. Roth 1851: 201.

Have you ever thought about speaking aloud or singing as active exercises for strengthening the body? This was a commonly shared supposition amongst physicians in 19th century Britain where physical education gradually …Continue reading