neil cummings

September 2014

Sonic Possible Worlds

17 Sep 2014

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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