In diesem Feed werden in unregelmässiger Reihenfolge Audio Paper veröffentlicht. Audio Paper suchen eine der Sache und dem Denken angemessene Darstellung in kritischer Reflexion des akademischen Exklusivismus schriftlicher Darstellung. Jedes Audio Paper muss zugleich als Arbeit an der Form der Darstellung verstanden werden. Bislang gibt es nur ein Manifesto – die konkrete Ausgestaltung muss versucht werden.

EX007 - Gespräche - mit Stefan M. Seydel

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EX007 - Gespräche - mit Stefan M. Seydel

Zurück aus Berlin habe ich mit Stefan M Seydel telefoniert. Anlass war die zurückliegende Verteidigung meiner Dissertation vergangene Woche, aber auch und in diesem Zusammenhang ein Tweet von Maren Lehmann zur Veröffentlichung der Aufzeichnungen des Disputationsvortrags als letzte Folge des Podlog. Was provoziert daran so? Warum kann etwas nur entweder Prüfungsleistung sein, oder artistic research? Und begründet diese Kritik wirklich einen Mythos der letzten Disputation (so Stefans leidenschaftliche Interpretation)?

Es ging aber auch um anderes: was ist eine intentionale Frage ohne Körper, ohne Vermittlung in sinnlicher Wahrnehmung? Was bedeutet es, wenn man heute nicht mehr immer nur vom hier und jetzt ausgeht, sondern ständig mit dem immer und überall rechnen muss? Und welche hier und jetzt sind dann möglich?

Das Gespräch mit Stefan greift so vieles auf, das hier in dieser Serie der ‘Gespräche’ tausende Anfänge längst voraussetzt. Ein solches Gespräch ist längst immer die Fortsetzung einer Geschichte der Freundschaft, gerade vielleicht auch im gemeinsamen Rätseln um die oft so unverständliche soziale Welt.

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EX006 Reading "How to think sonically? On the generativity of the flesh" by Holger Schulze

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EX006 Reading "How to think sonically? On the generativity of the flesh" by Holger Schulze

In this episode I read “How to think sonically: on the generativity of the flesh” by Holger Schulze. Schulze discusses the question of what it means to think sonically and what consequences must be considered for academic work on sound and sonic phenomena. But also: how must academic forms of text, writing and other forms of presentation reflect on these questions?

I originally read this text for the seminar “Writing culture – recording culture” I taught in the spring term of 2019 at the university of Bern.

Bibliography

Schulze, Holger. 2017. How to think sonically? On the generativity of the flesh. In: Sonic thinking: a media philosophical approach, ed. by Berns Herzogenrath, 217–242. Thinking media. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc.

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EX005 Reading Chapter 1: "Unlikely Publics" by Brandon LaBelle

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EX005 Reading Chapter 1: "Unlikely Publics" by Brandon LaBelle

In this episode I read chapter 1: “Unlikely publics: on the edge of appearance” from the book Sonic Agency by Brandon Labelle. The book deals with the fascinating question of sonic agency – of what kind of agency becomes possible by and through sound and the sonic. LaBelle further develops a typology of ‘unlikely publics’, i.e. social formations and their contexts and conditions that have particular need for sonic agency (the invisible, the overheard, the itinerant, and the weak). The first chapter of the book seeks to give an introduction to the approach as well as the problems discussed. Unfortunately the language is unnecessarily complicating things; difficulties to follow the arguments cannot be attributed to the medium of reading out loud, but are already inherent in the written text.

I originally read this text for the seminar “Writing culture – recording culture” I taught in the spring term of 2019 at the university of Bern.

Bibliography

LaBelle, Brandon. 2018. Sonic agency: sound and emergent forms of resistance. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

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EX004 Reading "Sonic compositions" by Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann

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EX004 Reading "Sonic compositions" by Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann

In this episode I read Chapter 2: “Sonic compositions” from the book Recording culture by Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann. This book can be understood as one of the most important reflections on the increasingly popular methods in ethnographic field work using recording technology. Besides this it is exceptionally well written. The second chapter discusses some genres and formats of academic but mostly non-academic audio works (soundscapes, soundwalks and sonic maps, radio diaries and audio essays, audio documentaries) and their relevance and possibilities as genres of academic discourse.

I originally read this text for the seminar “Writing culture – recording culture” I taught in the spring term of 2019 at the university of Bern.

Bibliography

Makagon, Daniel und Mark Neumann. 2009. Recording culture: audio documentary and the ethnographic experience. Los Angeles: SAGE.

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EX003 Reading "Writing Culture - Recording Culture" by Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann

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EX003 Reading "Writing Culture - Recording Culture" by Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann

In this episode I read Chapter 1: “Writing Culture – Recording Culture” from the book Recording culture by Daniel Makagon and Mark Neumann. This book can be understood as one of the most important reflections on the increasingly popular methods in ethnographic field work using recording technology. Besides this it is exceptionally well written. The first chapter sheds some light on the context of the so-called “writing culture debate” as a context for equally important reflexions of recording practices as method and means of the study of culture.

I originally read this text for the seminar “Writing culture – recording culture” I taught in the spring term of 2019 at the university of Bern.

Bibliography

Makagon, Daniel und Mark Neumann. 2009. Recording culture: audio documentary and the ethnographic experience. Los Angeles: SAGE.

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EX002 Reading "Introduction: Partial Truths" by James Clifford

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EX002 Reading "Introduction: Partial Truths" by James Clifford

In this episode I read James Clifford’s introduction from the famous essay collection Writing culture: the poetics and politics of ethnography  edited by James Clifford. In itself the chapter might be one of the most important texts of the so called “writing culture debate”.

I originally read this text for the seminar “Writing culture – recording culture” I taught in spring of 2019 at the university of Bern.

(As a comment: I know, this is not very well read, yet it was my first attempt using this approach for working with seminar texts of my own seminars. In this context I find it worth documenting. Maybe I will add another attempt of reading this text at a later point in time. So far I find it refreshingly irritating and healthily humbling to hear this result. At least it reveals the aspect of reading out loud as interpretation as seen from the perspective of annoyance and imperfection.)

Bibliography

Clifford, James. 1986. Introduction: Partial Truths. In: Writing culture: the poetics and politics of ethnography ; a School of American Research Advanced Seminar, ed. by James Clifford, 1–26. Berkeley, Calif. [u.a.: Univ. of California Press.

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EX001 Selbstgespräche - "Immer wieder neu loslegen wie neu"

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EX001 Selbstgespräche - "Immer wieder neu loslegen wie neu"

Ich beginne die Arbeit in einem neuen Experimentalsystem. Oder habe schon längst begonnen. Vielleicht markiert die erste Folge hier nur mehr einen Anfang einer Serie stellvertretend für einen Anfang, der nie gefunden werden kann. Der Logik des Feed ist es geschuldet, dass es nun mal eine erste Folge gibt, und das ist diese.

Zu der Form von kulturwissenschaftlichen Experimentalsystemen, dem Problem des Anfangs, Anschlüssen, Interpunktionen; zum Medium des Hörens, zum hier und jetzt im immer und überall; zu Selbstgesprächen als Methode, wissenschaftlichem Arbeiten mit Audio, und schliesslich zu der Differenzierung der Podcasts in ‘Genres’ auf experimentality.org.

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