Sonic Warfare

Author: Steve Goodman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262266338
Release Date: 2012-08-24
Genre: Music

Sound can be deployed to produce discomfort, express a threat, or create an ambience of fear or dread--to produce a bad vibe. Sonic weapons of this sort include the "psychoacoustic correction" aimed at Panama strongman Manuel Noriega by the U.S. Army and at the Branch Davidians in Waco by the FBI, sonic booms (or "sound bombs") over the Gaza Strip, and high-frequency rat repellants used against teenagers in malls. At the same time, artists and musicians generate intense frequencies in the search for new aesthetic experiences and new ways of mobilizing bodies in rhythm. In Sonic Warfare, Steve Goodman explores these uses of acoustic force and how they affect populations. Traversing philosophy, science, fiction, aesthetics, and popular culture, he maps a (dis)continuum of vibrational force, encompassing police and military research into acoustic means of crowd control, the corporate deployment of sonic branding, and the intense sonic encounters of sound art and music culture. Goodman concludes with speculations on the not yet heard--the concept of unsound, which relates to both the peripheries of auditory perception and the unactualized nexus of rhythms and frequencies within audible bandwidths

Sonic Rupture

Author: Jordan Lacey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781501310003
Release Date: 2016-06-02
Genre: Music

Sonic Rupture applies a practitioner-led approach to urban soundscape design, which foregrounds the importance of creative encounters in global cities. This presents an alternative to those urban soundscape design approaches concerned with managing the negative health impacts of noise. Instead, urban noise is considered to be a creative material and cultural expression that can be reshaped with citywide networks of sonic installations. By applying affect theory the urban is imagined as an unfolding of the Affective Earth, and noise as its homogenous (and homogenizing) voice. It is argued that noise is an expressive material with which sonic practitioners can interface, to increase the creative possibilities of urban life. At the heart of this argument is the question of relationships: how do we augment and diversify those interconnections that weave together the imaginative life and the expressions of the land? The book details seven sound installations completed by the author as part of a creative practice research process, in which the sonic rupture model was discovered. The sonic rupture model, which aims to diversify human experiences and urban environments, encapsulates five soundscape design approaches and ten practitioner intentions. Multiple works of international practitioners are explored in relation to the discussed approaches. Sonic Rupture provides the domains of sound art, music, creative practice, urban design, architecture and environmental philosophy with a unique perspective for understanding those affective forces, which shape urban life. The book also provides a range of practical and conceptual tools for urban soundscape design that can be applied by the sonic practitioner.

Guerrilla Networks

Author: Michael Goddard
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789048527533
Release Date: 2018-02-09
Genre: Art

The radical youth movements of the 1960s and '70s gave rise to both militant political groups ranging from urban guerrilla groups to autonomist counterculture, as well as radical media, including radio, music, film, video, and television. This book is concerned with both of those tendencies considered as bifurcations of radical media ecologies in the 1970s. While some of the forms of media creativity and invention mapped here, such as militant film and video, pirate radio and guerrilla television, fit within conventional definitions of media, others, such as urban guerrilla groups and autonomous movements, do not. Nevertheless what was at stake in all these ventures was the use of available means of expression in order to produce transformative effects, and they were all in different ways responding to ideas and practices of guerrilla struggle and specifically of guerrilla media. This book examines these radical media ecologies as guerrilla networks, emphasising the proximity and inseparability of radical media and political practices.

Singing the Congregation

Author: Monique M. Ingalls
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190499655
Release Date: 2018-09-17
Genre: Music

Contemporary worship music shapes the way evangelical Christians understand worship itself. Author Monique M. Ingalls argues that participatory worship music performances have brought into being new religious social constellations, or "modes of congregating". Through exploration of five of these modes--concert, conference, church, public, and networked congregations--Singing the Congregation reinvigorates the analytic categories of "congregation" and "congregational music." Drawing from theoretical models in ethnomusicology and congregational studies, Singing the Congregation reconceives the congregation as a fluid, contingent social constellation that is actively performed into being through communal practice--in this case, the musically-structured participatory activity known as "worship." "Congregational music-making" is thereby recast as a practice capable of weaving together a religious community both inside and outside local institutional churches. Congregational music-making is not only a means of expressing local concerns and constituting the local religious community; it is also a powerful way to identify with far-flung individuals, institutions, and networks that comprise this global religious community. The interactions among the congregations reveal widespread conflicts over religious authority, carrying far-ranging implications for how evangelicals position themselves relative to other groups in North America and beyond.

Der Aufstand

Author: Franco Berardi
ISBN: 3957570921
Release Date: 2015-03

Der f nfte Hammer

Author: Daniel Heller-Roazen
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104020655
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Genre: Philosophy

Was sich der Harmonie der Welt nicht fügen mag Es heißt, dass Pythagoras die Harmonielehre erfand, als er bei einem Schmied den Klang von fünf Hämmern hörte. Vier Hammerschläge konnte er in ein wohlgeordnetes Verhältnis setzen. Der fünfte Hammer jedoch klang dissonant. Pythagoras musste ihn aus seiner Theorie ausschließen. In seiner Studie untersucht der bekannte Philosoph Daniel Heller-Roazen das Konzept der Harmonie in einem weiten Sinn: Seit der Antike dient es als Paradigma für das wissenschaftliche Verstehen der wahrnehmbaren Welt. Doch immer wieder gibt es etwas Dissonantes, das sich gegen die Harmonie wehrt. Von der Musik über Metaphysik, Ästhetik und Astronomie, von Platon bis Kant untersucht ›Der fünfte Hammer‹, wie die wissenschaftliche Ordnung der Welt eine Realität suggeriert, die jedoch weder in Noten noch Buchstaben völlig erfasst werden kann. Ein fünfter Hammer klingt hartnäckig durch.


Author: Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644555518
Release Date: 2015-12-18
Genre: Fiction

Weißt du, wer wirklich die Kontrolle hat? Kapstadt in der nahen Zukunft: Eine neue Form der Apartheid hat Einzug gehalten – zwischen Arm und Reich, zwischen Online und Offline. In dieser repressiven Welt kreuzen sich die Wege von vier grundverschiedenen Menschen: der Fotografin Kendra, die nach einer Injektion mit Nanobots als lebende Werbefläche herumläuft; des hedonistischen Videobloggers Toby, der in den Sog eines mysteriösen Online-Computerspiels gerät; der systemkonformen Programmiererin Lerato – und von Tendeka, dem romantischen Antikapitalisten, der nichts Geringeres plant, als das System zu stürzen ... Ein Zukunftsthriller von einer der aufregendsten Autorinnen des Genres, und ein Roman mit erschreckend aktuellem Thema: der Verlust der Freiheit in einer technikhörigen Welt - nominiert für den Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Von der Autorin der internationalen Bestseller «Shining Girls» und «Broken Monsters». «‹Moxyland› tut Dinge - und das meisterhaft - von denen Autoren anderer Science-Fiction-Romane nicht einmal träumen. Sehr, sehr gut.» (William Gibson)


Author: Winfried Menninghaus
ISBN: 351829234X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Aversion

" Menninghaus' fulminantes Buch ist ein Lehrstück über die Zweischneidigkeit des Degoutanten, das als extreme Sensation den Affekthaushalt ebenso erschüttert wie stimuliert", schrieb Ludger Heidbrink in der Zeit. Winfried Menninghaus bietet die erste umfassende Sichtung von Stellung und Funktion des Ekels in Philosophie, Ästhetik, Kunst, Psychoanalyse, Zivilisationstheorie und Alltagskultur von der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts bis zur Gegenwart. Dabei zeigt sich, daß der Ekel als Chiffre der Bedrohung eine entscheidende Bedeutung innerhalb der Ästhetik von Kunst und Alltag hat.


Author: Gilles Deleuze
Publisher: Merve Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3883960594
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Ethics


Author: John Cage
ISBN: 3518221930
Release Date: 1995