Field research, critical analysis & sonic artifacts: A research environment at the University of Copenhagen


latest courses & events

The Materiality of Silence

at Gallen-Kallela Museum
on 12th May 2016 - 18:00
by Holger Schulze

Die Diktatur des Klangs

at Galerie ŠKUC
on 23rd May 2016 - 14:30
by Holger Schulze

Die hörende Kulturwissenschaft

at Institut für Volkskunde/Kulturanthropologie
on 22nd Jun 2016 - 18:00
by Holger Schulze

The Nanopolitics of Hum

at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
on 25th Jun 2016 - 10:15
by Holger Schulze

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Pre-Acoustic Sound Studies 2016

The field of sound studies often gets restricted to sound practices, listening experiences and auditory dispositives after the advent of modern acoustics, established as an academic subdisciplin of physics in the 19th …Continue reading


Wie gehen Krieg und Musik zusammen? Beziehungsweise: Wieso gehen Krieg und Musik so gut zusammen? In Anknüpfung an die HKW-Programme Krieg erzählen (Februar 2014) und Böse Musik (Oktober 2013) wird vom 14. …Continue reading

In volume no. 5 of the Sound Studies Book Series (founded by Holger Schulze) the history of the theatre of memorial silence‹ is explored by reseacher Ross Brown. The author describes the …Continue reading

(in einer redigierten Version erschienen in: Neue Zeitschrift für Musik 177 (2016), H. 2, S. 42) Musikhören ist apparatische Aktivität eines geschulten Körpers. Die Apparate bestehen aus Instrumenten und Aufführungsorten, Konzertsälen und …Continue reading

(Interview in: BuB – Forum Bibliothek und Information Nr. 12/2015, S. 766; das Interview führte Dirk Wissen) Forum Bibliothek und Information: Was gehört denn zum guten Ton einer Bibliothek? Holger Schulze: Eine …Continue reading

2015 Symposion

Listening is a core issue of sound studies. The plasticity of listening situations, listening practices and listening discourses has recurrently been discussed in this interdisciplinary research field. On thursday November 19, 2015 …Continue reading


»Sound is not incidental to popular culture: it is fundamental to it.« From an infant’s gurgles over a baby monitor to the roar of the crowd in a stadium to the sub-bass …Continue reading

As part of the thematic weekend Krieg singen (Singing the War) currently in preparation by Detlef Diederichsen and Holger Schulze at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin for January 2016 rapper …Continue reading

Felix Gerloff and Sebastian Schwesinger, researchers of the Sound Studies Lab, organise an international workshop in Basel in Spring 2016 on the topic of sonic media ecologies. The past years have witnessed …Continue reading