keynote lecture by Hillel Schwartz (US)
History is as much an account of what is no longer around as an accounting for what is present. Not only is this particularly true with regard to sound, ephemeral as sounds can be. It is critical to the experience and ongoing redefinition of noise. Making sense of noise – tuning in to its frequency as well as its frequencies, its fractiousness as well as its fractions – demands more of us than sound meters or earbuds, oscilloscopes or advanced circuitry, ear cleaners or anechoic chambers. We must attend to what is masked, what is mourned and what is missing.
appearance at Tuned City
Brussels / Relational Noise – 28. June 2013