This project at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt serves two conjunct purposes: on the one hand it wants to develop a sonic philosophy that takesmusic serious as a ‘form of thinking’ [and that might revise our notion of what ‘thinking’ means]. On theother hand, it aims to bring this approach into a fertile symbiosis with the concepts and practices of ‘artistic
research:’ art, philosophy, and science as heterogeneous, yet coequal forms of thinking and researching.
The debate about the sphere of sound is presently carried out with high intensity. The emerging field of
research ‘Sound Studies’ is primarily discussed in the humanities and social sciences – the ‘Acoustic Turn’ is
tackled with the means of cultural sciences and semiotics. These disciplines, however, deal with sound more
often than not in the field of its 'cultural meaning' (for the composer, for the constitution of national or
ethnic identities, etc.). Sound and music always mean, and the meaning is found or discovered by
understanding sound and music as 'mere practices,' the theory of which has to be imported from elsewhere - thinking about sound.
The conference will take place in:
goethe university, campus westend,
casino building, room 1.801
grüneburgplatz 1, 60322 frankfurt am main
16:30 bernd herzogenrath - introduction sound thinking
17:00-20:00 panel 1
krien clevis – artistic research and the question of thinking through disciplines (of art, science and society)
sabine breitsameter – soundscape: figure of thought and auditory gestalt
soundthought: lasse-marc riek – walking into sound
angus carlyle – on silent mountain: listening, recording, remembering, representing
achim szepanski –non-music-non-stop– the principle of superposition: deleuze/guattari with laruelle and laruelle with deleuze/guattari
10:00-12:00 panel 2
heiner goebbels – the sound of things
christoph cox – from the aesthetics of music to sonic philosophy
soundthought: bernhard günter – the finger and the moon
12:15-13:30 panel 2 ctd.
adam harper – musical objects and infinite variability: thinking modernist sound in the 21st century
holger schulze – resistance and resonance: a critique of the senses
15:30-17:30 panel 3
christoph lischka - sound and light: their machinic syzygy
david toop – <night leaves breathing> reading through sound
soundthought: thomas köner - thaumaturgical topography: place, sound, and non-thinking
17:45-19:15 panel 3 ctd.
jakob ullmann – sound beyond nature - sound beyond culture. or: why is the golem mute?
mark fell – music of the eternal now: husserlian time-consciousness and computer music
21:00 concerts @ instituto cervantes, frankfurt
by bernhard günter & thomas köner
10:00-12:00 panel 4
julia meier – becoming sound: shaping through the black soft, trust, and sunn o)))
jason wallin – the pedagogical and therapeutic qualities of black metal
soundthought: sebastian scherer – sonotypes
12:15-13:30 panel 4 ctd.
aden evens – what would be a digital sound?
danko nikolić – ideasthesia: an edified cousin of synesthesia
13:30 final discussion
14:00 end of conference
All information about the conference can be found in the attached PDF and on the Website.