The Sonic Persona

The Sonic Persona:
A Critique & A Proposal Regarding the Understanding of Sound

A talk as part of the conference SOUND FORMS

Organized by the Sound Laboratory of the Royal Danish Academy of the Fine Arts Copenhagen and the project Sounding Bodies


The Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen
Leo Mathisens Vej 1
1437 København


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?