13 – 15 Jun 2013
Resonant Bodies: Landscapes of Acoustic Tension
Consider this proximity acoustic tension, a case of mental distance despite the physical closeness, and equally, a case of mental closeness despite the physical distance. Then picture acoustic resonance as a landscape of acoustic tension, a horizontal spectrum of multiple modalities of sounds, which do coincide with one another but which do not necessarily become one. The very act of hearing holds the acoustic tension. When we hear a sound, we are simultaneously moved to and positioned in a place. What happens if acoustic tension is heightened, if we pay close attention to the intensity and volume of sound? What would be the material effects of such sonic embodiment in everyday life? What kind of subjectivity does it enact? What kind of an epistemology does acoustic tension evoke, mirror and transform? And how do our resonant bodies function in understanding the self’s relation to its external world? The symposium explored these questions by marking three landscapes of acoustic tension: sensory ecologies of hearing, materiality of voice, language and speech, and affective states of sound.
The conference Resonant Bodies – Landscapes of Acoustic Tension also included an exhibition of works investigating the territories of sound, music, environment and language, and their intersections.
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Helga de la Motte-Haber
Annette E. Stahmer
Allen S. Weiss
Organized byZeynep Bulut
In EnglishFirst published on: https://www.ici-berlin.org/events/resonant-bodies-landscapes-of-acoustic-tension/
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