Fear of Weakness
In the audio-paper Fear of Weakness: Songs to Agitate the Man, artist Morten Poulsen builds on his project Boys Will Be… (2022), in which he met with young cis-men to have conversations about vulnerability, intimacy and masculine norms. In the end of these meetings, Morten recorded the men giggling, and these recordings were then presented as a sound installation. Listening back to these recordings, and informed by both sound and gender studies, Morten explores the deficiencies of masculinity norms and the fear of being exposed as non-masculine. How might the sound of giggling cultivate a softening of hardened spaces, and encourage a reflection on the way that men relate to each other? How might the sound of giggling men serve as a noise in the patriarchal system?
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WHAT SOUNDS DO
More Than Background
This audio paper explores the »acoustic territory« (Labelle, 2010) of Peckham Rye Lane through my sonic journey as a Peckham resident, practitioner, and researcher.
- Francisco Mazza
Fear of Weakness
In the audio-paper »Fear of Weakness: Songs to Agitate the Man«, artist Morten Poulsen builds on his project »Boys Will Be…« (2022), in which he met with young cis-men to have conversations about vulnerability, intimacy and masculine norms
- Morten Poulsen
The Heartbeat of the Drum
For over 4000 years, the Inuit in Kalaallit Nunaat, as Greenland is called in Greenlandic, have been living in an intimate relationship with nature in the Arctic. Their knowledge of how to survive under such harsh conditions has been preserved and passed on via sound through the millennia.
- Ania Mauruschat
The Limitations of Sonic Offer
The sound of the slogans at the demonstrations touches the body, it is impossible to hide from. The vulnerability revealed through this touch creates immediate affective responses pointing at the limitations of sonic support and solidarization.
- Vita Zelenska
The human body as a space defining element of sound art
This article researches the role of the Human body in the production of sound art in the exhibition space. It focuses on the spatial path between body and sound in the exhibition space of sound art.
- Andromachi Vrakatseli
Sound as Shield
The essay probes poetics and the politics of a life-affirming operation in which Ukrainians have been self-engaged to resist subjugation and assimilation under Russian colonialism.
- Olya Zikrata
TO WHOM IT MAY SPEAK
This audio paper narrates through the experiences and ambiences of Russian aggression to which Ukrainians relate a long history of Russia’s imperial statehood.
- Olya Zikrata
The Second Sound of Integrity
Following Ruiz and Vourloumis, this audio paper performance sounds a formless formation, exploring integrity and wholeness among Black and Indigenous collectives that organize via radical forms of togetherness outside state-sponsored institution
- Emery Petchauer ,
- Ruth Nicole Brown
The Lyric Ear
The article analyses the genre of listening scores – texts written in a natural language that provide the readers with instructions to listen in a certain way or to a certain kind of sounds.
- Vadim Keylin
Democratic conversation and collectively improvised music have such pronounced similarities that improvisations can be discussed in terms of their democratic potentiality.
- Zenia Børsen,
- Jakob Kjær Bødker
I went on an artist residency in Tokyo in 2018/19 for three months and ended up spending most of my time in karaoke boxes. I don’t remember what my actual project was but in the birthplace of karaoke, amateur singing of pop songs was all I could think of.
- Ragnhild May,
- Kristoffer Raasted
Voice as Infrastructure
This audio paper explores the phenomenon of voice-based technology in the smart-home. Through ethnographic interviews we study how older people use voice-based technologies and with what effects for their experiences of the affective environment in their homes.
- Marie Ertner,
- Stina Hasse Jørgensen,
- Signe L. Yndigegn
Cochlear implantation surgery
Operating rooms are typically noise filled environments, where polyrhythms and polyphonics of human and non-human sounds collide. In this paper the operating room soundscape is used for relational ethnographic exploration, framed in critical affect theory, and brings together insights from medical sociology and sound studies.
- Andile Lindokuhle Sibiya,
- Kevin Gordon,
- Matthias Kispert