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2017-04-25 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Optimierung

(eine frühere Version erschien in: MERKUR 71 (2017), No. 818, S. 57-62) Die Umgebung, in der Sie arbeiten, ist nicht optimal. Vor allem sensorisch. Es riecht komisch, vielleicht müsste der Bürostuhl ausgetauscht, …Continue reading


2016-05-27 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on NOISE IS JOY

(Danish translation by Steffen Krejberg Knudsen: Støj er nydelse. Støjens antropologi, in: Kulturo 22 (2016) No. 41, Støj, p. 10-18) I. SILENCE IS HORROR Have you ever experienced total and radical silence? …Continue reading

Pre-Acoustic Sound Studies

2016-04-11 by Rasmus Holmboe | Comments Off on Pre-Acoustic Sound Studies

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

NEW at MIT-Press: Sound as Popular Culture

2016-03-11 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on NEW at MIT-Press: Sound as Popular Culture

»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


2015-12-21 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on KRIEG SINGEN

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

Future War Orchestra

2015-11-25 by Julia Krause | Comments Off on Future War Orchestra

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

On Memorial Silence

2015-11-16 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on On Memorial Silence

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

New Approaches To Listening

2015-11-03 by Holger Schulze | 1 Comment

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

Stadtklang 2015 – 2065 – 2515

2015-08-25 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Stadtklang 2015 – 2065 – 2515

(Ausführliche Fassung eines Gespräches mit den Kollegen des BMBF-Projektes Zukunftsstadt zum Stadtklang – eine Initiative im Wissenschaftsjahr 2015; eine Kurzfassung des Gesprächs in Form einer Pressemitteilung findet sich auf den Seiten der …Continue reading

Interview on the Anthropology of Sound

2015-02-23 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Interview on the Anthropology of Sound

(Interview in: Seismograf; the interviewer was Sanne Krogh Groth) Seismograf: I just looked at your web page and you still have ’Klanganthropolgie’ as one of your signifiers. Could you please elaborate on …Continue reading

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