The Sonic Persona:
A Critique & A Proposal Regarding the Understanding of Sound
A talk as part of the conference SOUND FORMS
The Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen
Leo Mathisens Vej 1
October 12, 2018
Sound research in the last one and a half centuries focused strongly on the transmission and the propagation of sound — and all its exquisitely designed apparatuses. But how do humanoid aliens like you or me actually experience sound, navigating through its pressure waves and moving particles, being struck by the massive materiality of the sonic? What is a Sonic Persona and how do we, do you or me, live with sound, struggling between auditory dispositives and sensory corpuses?