Open lecture by Holger Schulze: 'The Sonic Persona' – University of Copenhagen

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Open lecture by Holger Schulze: 'The Sonic Persona'

Humanoid Alien – like you or like me – incessantly experiences a complicated mix of sequences in everyday life in which articulations of other aliens or non-aliens become audible and sensible. They force us into surprising if not unsettling, maybe serendipitous, encounters. This lecture explores the effects and the affects of these audible articulations in three steps: The Substance of a Situation in which a sonic experience takes place – non-verbal, verbal, erratic and relational – is explored and analyzed in its phenomenological ramifications; then Sonic Materialism (Cox, Schrimshaw, Kim-Cohen et.al.) is explicated; and, finally, A Generative Felt Sense resulting of one’s corporeal sensibility and the encountered sensory experiences is being outlined: How are you and I enveloped in audible articulations that generate new actions as new concepts and form us as a Sonic Persona?

Holger Schulze is full professor in musicology at the University of Copenhagen and principal investigator at the Sound Studies Lab. His research focuses on the cultural history of the senses, sound in popular culture and the anthropology of media. Selected book publications: Sound Studies (2008, ed.), Gespür (2013), Sound as Popular Culture (2016, ed.), The Sonic Persona (forthcoming in 2018).

Participation is free, but online registration required by September 12, 2017