The Sonic Persona

Holger Schulze:
The Sonic Persona.
How Humanoid Aliens Incorporate Audible Articulations

Auditorium 9A.0.01
Center for the Study of Jewish Thought in Modern Culture
University of Copenhagen
Karin Blixens Plads 16
2300 Copenhagen



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Phenomenology of Listening


A Humanoid Alien – like you or like me – incessantly experiences a complicated mix of sequences in everyday life in which articulations of other aliens or non-aliens become audible and sensible. They force us into surprising if not unsettling, maybe serendipitous, encounters. This lecture explores the effects and the affects of these audible articulations in three steps: The Substance of a Situation in which a sonic experience takes place – non-verbal, verbal, erratic and relational – is explored and analyzed in its phenomenological ramifications; then Sonic Materialism (Cox, Schrimshaw, Kim-Cohen is explicated; and, finally, A Generative Felt Sense resulting of one’s corporeal sensibility and the encountered sensory experiences is being outlined: How are you and I enveloped in audible articulations that generate new actions as new concepts and form us as a Sonic Persona?