Into Sound

Holger Schulze:
Into Sound:
Sound Studies between Artistic Research and Cultural History

At the Boundaries of Sound:
Internationales Symposium für junge Kulturmanager 2014

Im Rahmen von Enjoy Jazz:
16. Internationales Festival für Jazz und Anderes

Heidelberg, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen


Popakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Hafenstr. 33
D-68159 Mannheim




At the Boundaries of Sound


Research on sound in everyday life is quite a young project. This lecture presents a brief overview on the emerging field of sound studies in recent decades: starting with explorations of listening in Sound Art, Acoustic Ecology & Histoire de la Mentalité since the 1960s; deepened in the first more systematic research projects between Communication Design, Cultural Anthropology and Media Studies at the end of the 20th century; and more narrowly defined in the professional practice of conceptualizing and researching the sounds of early 21st century in Sound Studies, Cultural History & Aural Architecture. What are the research questions and research methods that drive this expanding, interdisciplinary field? What theoretical concepts are currently discussed?