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Theorizing sound, auditory cultures & sound practices

Sound & Excellent Design

2017-05-23 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Sound & Excellent Design

Recently, the jurors of the Association of American University Presses selected from a total of 563 entries the 52 best examples of excellent book jacket and cover design in 2017. It is …Continue reading

Optimierung

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

HOW DO YOU DESIGN SOUND?

2016-11-01 by Julia Krause | Comments Off on HOW DO YOU DESIGN SOUND?

These days the Sound Studies Lab is working on some models regarding a cultural theory of sound design. In order to falsify or to confirm some of our assumptions and insights we …Continue reading

1 COPY TO WIN

2016-10-03 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on 1 COPY TO WIN

The symposion here in Copenhagen on October 6 is only a few days away – and thanks to MIT-Press, the publisher of “Sound as Popular Culture”, we are now happy to have …Continue reading

Notes on a silent meal

2016-09-27 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Notes on a silent meal

Last week I had the honour of partaking in a rather special dinner: a silent dinner. The artist Nina Backman had invited 27 guests to one of her famous Silence Meals – …Continue reading

What is an Audio Paper?

2016-09-06 by Holger Schulze | 1 Comment

Kristine Samson und Sanne Krogh Grogh propose a new academic format: The Audio Paper. In a manifesto just published days ago in Seismograf they propose this format as appropriate for academic presentations. …Continue reading

NOISE IS JOY

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

Durch Dinge Hören

2016-03-24 by Holger Schulze | Comments Off on Durch Dinge Hören

(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

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

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