keynote lecture by Gernot Böhme (D)

In this lecture about atmospheres, Gernot Böhme will lay out the cornerstones for the discussion of ephemeral qualities of place. Ecological aesthetics in the acoustic realm is not an embellishment of natural science-based ecology, but acquires its own métier, namely the recognition, the maintenance and the structuring of acoustic space. The question of what constitutes a human environment becomes a question inquiring the character of acoustic atmospheres. And here too it is a matter of overcoming the narrow natural science based approach which remains at best capable of grasping noise as a function of decibels, and to ask instead what type of acoustic character the spaces in which we live should have.

appearance at Tuned City
Brussels / Operative Atmospheres – 30. June 2013