Sonic Possible Worlds

An inspired application of Possible World theory to approach and interpret the acoustic environment, music and sound art.

Sonic Possible Worlds

Author: Salome Voegelin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 162356509X

Page: 216

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An inspired application of Possible World theory to approach and interpret the acoustic environment, music and sound art.

Sonic Possible Worlds Revised Edition

This revised edition continues Voegelin's exploration of the sonic possibility of the world into the sonic possibility and impossibility of the body.

Sonic Possible Worlds  Revised Edition

Author: Salomé Voegelin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501367641

Page: 272

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From its use in literary theory, film criticism and the discourse of games design, Salomé Voegelin expands 'possible world theory' to think the worlding of sound in music, in art and in the everyday. The modal logic of possible worlds, articulated principally via David K. Lewis and developed through Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological life-worlds, creates a view on the invisible slices of the world and reflects on how to make them count, politically and aesthetically. How to make them thinkable and accessible as the possibility of the everyday and of art: to reach a new materialist understanding from the invisible and to develop an ear for the as yet inaudible. This revised edition continues Voegelin's exploration of the sonic possibility of the world into the sonic possibility and impossibility of the body. Listening to work by Áine O'Dwyer, Hannah Silva and Jocy de Oliveira, it considers sonic possible worlds' radical power to rethink normative constructions and to fabulate a different body from its sound: Hearing the Continuum Between Plural Bodies; between humans, humanoid aliens, monsters, vampires, plants, things and anything we have no name for yet but which a sonic philosophy might start to hear and call.

The Political Possibility of Sound

These seven essays on The Political Possibility of Sound present a perfectly incomplete form for a discussion on the possibility of the political that includes creativity and invention, and articulates a politics that imagines ...

The Political Possibility of Sound

Author: Salomé Voegelin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501312189

Page: 240

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The essay is the perfect format for a crisis. Its porous and contingent nature forgives a lack of formality, while its neglect of perfection and virtuosity releases the potential for the incomplete and the unrealizable. These seven essays on The Political Possibility of Sound present a perfectly incomplete form for a discussion on the possibility of the political that includes creativity and invention, and articulates a politics that imagines transformation and the desire to embrace a connected and collaborative world. The themes of these essays emerge from and deepen discussions started in Voegelin's previous books, Listening to Noise and Silence and Sonic Possible Worlds. Continuing the methodological juxtaposition of phenomenology and logic and writing from close sonic encounters each represents a fragment of listening to a variety of sound works, to music, the acoustic environment and to poetry, to hear their possibilities and develop words for what appears impossible. As fragments of writing they respond to ideas on geography and migration, bring into play formless subjectivities and trans-objective identities, and practice collectivity and a sonic cosmopolitanism through the hearing of shared volumes. They involve the unheard and the in-between to contribute to current discussions on new materialism, and perform vertical readings to reach the depth of sound.

Construction Site for Possible Worlds

This collection brings together different perspectives from the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, and art to discuss the mechanisms through which possible worlds are thought, constructed, and instantiated, forcefully seeking to overcome the ...

Construction Site for Possible Worlds

Author: Amanda Beech

Publisher: Urbanomic

ISBN: 1913029573

Page: 276

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Perspectives from philosophy, aesthetics, and art on how to envisage the construction site of possible worlds. Given the highly coercive and heavily surveilled dynamics of the present moment, when the tremendous pressures exerted by capital on contemporary life produces an aggressively normative "official reality," the question of the construction of other possible worlds is crucial and perhaps more urgent than ever. This collection brings together different perspectives from the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, and art to discuss the mechanisms through which possible worlds are thought, constructed, and instantiated, forcefully seeking to overcome the contemporary moment's deficit of conceptualizing alternate realities--its apparent fear of imagining possible new and compelling futures--to begin the arduous task of producing the political dynamics necessary for actual construction. Implicit in this dynamic between the imaginary and the possible is the question of how thinking intertwines with both rationality and the inherited contingencies and structures of the world. With no ascertainable ground on which to build, with no confidence in any given that could guarantee our labors, how do we even envisage the construction site(s) of possible worlds, and with what kind of diagrams, tools, and languages can we bring them into being?

Colloquium

This book proposes the opening of the colloquium to a wider readership through the publication of a decisive range of the material that defined the event.

Colloquium

Author: Thomas Gardner

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782798943

Page: 232

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In 2012, Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin hosted a colloquium, entitled "Music - Sound Art: Historical Continuum and Mimetic Fissures", at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. This colloquium dealt with the current fervent debate concerning the relationship between sound art and music. This book proposes the opening of the colloquium to a wider readership through the publication of a decisive range of the material that defined the event.

Listening to Noise and Silence

Informed by the ideas of Adorno, Merleau-Ponty and others, the book aims to come to a critique of sound art from its soundings rather than in relation to abstracted themes and pre-existing categories.

Listening to Noise and Silence

Author: Salomé Voegelin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441135324

Page: 256

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Listening to Noise and Silence engages with the emerging practice of sound art and the concurrent development of a discourse and theory of sound. In this original and challenging work, Salomé Voegelin immerses the reader in concepts of listening to sound artwork and the everyday acoustic environment, establishing an aesthetics and philosophy of sound and promoting the notion of a sonic sensibility. A multitude of sound works are discussed, by lesser known contemporary artists and composers (for example Curgenven, Gasson and Federer), historical figures in the field (Artaud, Feldman and Cage), and that of contemporary canonic artists such as Janet Cardiff, Bill Fontana, Bernard Parmegiani, and Merzbow. Informed by the ideas of Adorno, Merleau-Ponty and others, the book aims to come to a critique of sound art from its soundings rather than in relation to abstracted themes and pre-existing categories. Listening to Noise and Silence broadens the discussion surrounding sound art and opens up the field for others to follow.

The Absolute Sound

Senator McCarthy never claimed this was the best of all possible worlds . ... Once
again , the sonic merit is not purely sonic , that is , technical , but results from a
merger of wonderfully precise and sensitive playing and skillful recording .

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World Petroleum

"A* c H, 1 ; ; 1 THE SONIC LOG The June 1959 issue of WORLD PETROLEUM
summarized the latest developments in the field of electrical ... sonic tool. The
three receivers make it possible to record either with a 1-foot span or a 3-foot
span.

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Possible Worlds

But in flight simulators , the experience is one of being in a vehicle , whereas in
computer games like Sonic the Hedgehog or Streetfighter II , the user identifies
with the screen character . These games may provide more absorbing
experiences ...

Possible Worlds

Author: Ralph Schroeder

Publisher: Westview Press

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Page: 203

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Virtual reality (VR) has become a revolutionary technology allowing users to experience nearly unlimited computer-generated realities—exercising a strong hold on the popular imagination, attracting hundreds of researchers, and spawning a booming industry. Possible Worlds provides a sociological and historical account of the genesis of VR and how it has shaped social life. The book also relates VR to more general issues in the study and effects of the new communications media, advanced research and development, the education and entertainment industries, and finally to youth culture and cultural expression.

Sonic Transports

5 Writing about these artists has been frustrating – so much material had to be
deleted , just because it couldn ' t be stuffed within these two covers . In the best
of all possible worlds , a book this size or larger would be written solely about the
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Sonic Transports

Author: Nicole V. Gagné

Publisher: de Falco Books

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Page: 256

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Recorded Music

13 Understanding the history of world music availability is prerequisite to tracing
the flow of philosophical ideas across geographic ... history , the advent of sound
recordings dramatically increased the quantity and quality of sonic difference that
listeners might hear . ... serialism - postserialism ) is giving way to the many
possible worlds of ugly beauty ' ( to borrow a term from Thelonious Monk ( 1968 )
) .

Recorded Music

Author: Mine Dogantan-Dack

Publisher: Libri Pub Limited

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Page: 374

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Bringing together an international collection of experts, this work explores various philosophical issues surrounding modern music recordings. With perspectives from practicing musicians, musicologists, sound artists, and recordings engineers, this reference asks how theoretical issues related to their work relate to the context of making and using recordings. Additional questions asked by this study include What kind of ?spatiality” is generated through recordings, and by what means? What is the nature of ?recorded space”? Do recordings reflect musical reality or create one? and What are the philosophical bases of an ?ethics” of recording?

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production

This ( placing a microphone as close to an instrument as process allows the
manipulation of almost every sonic possible ) and ' direct injection ' ( plugging an
electronic and musical parameter , including even tempo , length signal directly
into ...

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production

Author: John Shepherd

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 9780826463227

Page: 712

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 1 provides an overview of media, industry, and technology and its relationship to popular music. In 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world, the volume explores the topic in two parts: Part I: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covers the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music and Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided.

Audiocraft for the Hi fi Hobbyist

... best of all possible worlds of aural experience : everything in the domains of
sound should be of concern to the true audiophile , and I have only pity both for
the " music lover " who puritanically abjures all sensuous , sonic - only
enticements ...

Audiocraft for the Hi fi Hobbyist

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Esso Air World

5 Mach may be possible with the second generation of SSTs . As the benefits of
high cruise ... SONIC BOOM BARRIER Many studies into ways of decreasing the
sonic boom have been made in recent years . The 1968 progress report of the ...

Esso Air World

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U S News World Report

Enjoyment All Around Our revolutionary [-Sonic speaker array, with Polk's
patented PowerPort" bass, creates a rich, full listening experience all around your
room. (That's just not possible with conventional 2-speaker designs.) And yet the
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Exxon Air World

The most pessimistic assumption it is possible to make is that commercial airliner
sonic booms will prove so unacceptable that supersonic flight will have to be
forbidden over populated areas . Even this , however , would not be the crippling
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Exxon Air World

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