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September 2014

More things can happen than will, or have

CompDoc 25-96473fz36-3541 Chelsea centenary celebrations  6.30, on the 19th June 2063.
– live thread recall Prof. Neil Cummings

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And then, in 2’31, in the blink of an eye, the spectacular roller-coaster ride of the Guggenheim Foundation was over. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the cluster in New York, Venice, Bilbao Helsinki, and the Deutsche – Guggenheim in Berlin, in Shanghai and Rio, together with the unfinished project in Moscow, were all taken into UN-Multitude stewardship.

The demise of the Guggenheim, the concomitant collapse of the Singularity market , forced other private museums into stewardship.

They all filed for Chapter 12 protection.

It was a spectacular reverse of resource flows, tens of thousands of art works poured into public collections from previously private institutions.

An ethic of public generosity was re-animated, even encouraged.

Everyone benefited.

I participated in a book launch: Salomé Voegelin's - Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound hosted by CRISAP on Wednesday 17th September, 18:00-20:30 at the Podium Lecture Theatre at the London College of Communication

 
'Sound is like a dream, fleeting and difficult to remember and describe. Sonic Possible Worlds is a grand tour through the depths of ways of listening and responding' - Pauline Oliveros, Deep Listening Institute.
 

 

The evening began with readings by the Salomé, followed by a conversation with Angus Carlyle, around the possibilities opened by Sonic Possible Worlds for field recording and sound art; for a politics of listening and for the sound of unicorns.

Then there were responses to the book from Daniela Cascella, and myself, with a drinks reception afterwards.

The central thesis of Sonic Possible Worlds, is that at present traditional musical compositions and contemporary sonic outputs are approached through separate and distinct critical languages and histories. As a consequence, no continuous and comparative study of the fields are possible. In Sonic Possible Worlds, Salome proposes a new analytical framework to investigate works across genres and times.

Here's my response

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