Corpus Delicti #2 // Untimely Precursors

Arno Böhler, Susanne Valerie Granzer

On 30 July 1881 Nietzsche sent a postcard to his friend Franz Overbeck, enthusiastically expressing his surprise at having discovered he had a famous precursor in the history of philosophy: I am utterly amazed, utterly enchanted! I have a precursor, and what a precursor! I hardly knew Spinoza: that I should have turned to him just now, was inspired by “instinct.” Not only is...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 9, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Mezzanine
format: keynote
practice: performance
keywords: Baruch Spinoza, Friedrich Nietzsche, lecture-performance, Michel Foucault, Plato, untimely

Towards a Sonic Materialism

Marcel Cobussen

In 1986 James Clifford wrote in his introduction to Writing Culture, “Why bother about the ear?” as our culture is the result of acts of inscription, reading, and interpretation, acts within the domain of vision, visibility, and perspective. However, the final decades of the twentieth century have given rise to what is now known as “auditory culture” or “sound studies,” a n...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Kraakhuis
format: keynote
practice: music and sound
keywords: material/ism, sound studies

The Dark Precursor and the Musics of the World

Edward Campbell

In a musical context, Deleuze’s concept of the Dark Precursor stimulates us to consider a range of ways in which heterogeneous, intensive systems can be related, thereby enabling communication or, to use later Deleuze–Guattarian terminology, “consistency.” The words “fusion” and “crossover” are regularly used to cover that growing multiplicity of cases where previously independent...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Kraakhuis
format: keynote
practice: music and sound
keywords: Claude Debussy, consistency, encounter, improvisation, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez

Strata: A Lecture Performance

Julien Bruneau

My first creative gesture, always, is inwards. I look inside; I dive inside. I bathe myself in the numerous, interconnected yet distinct streams of sensations, thoughts, and feelings that incessantly rush through me. I drift upon them; I observe how they intersect, split one another apart, or converge. Amidst the buzzing of inner activities that living appears to be as soon as one suspends one’s...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: June 9, 2017
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Auditorium
format: keynote
practice: performance
keywords: assemblage, diagram, Isabelle Stengers, lecture-performance, plane of composition, rhizome, self-reflection, stratum