Sonic Forms of Capture

Terri Bird

The many and varied practices of art engage in multiple processes of forming, involving conceptual, material, bodily, temporal, and spatial procedures. In What is Philosophy? Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari insist, “composition is the sole definition of art,” stating “what is not composed is not a work of art.” They task artists with producing compounds of sensation that render...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 20, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: Anne Sauvagnargues

Music as Reservoir of Thought’s Materialization: Between ‘Metastasis’ and ‘Modulor’

Marianna Charitonidou

How can communication occur between architecture, music, and mathematics? This presentation responds to this question taking as a starting point the use of the “Modulor” system of proportion in the composition and the notation of Iannis Xenakis’s Metastasis, who was at once a composer, architect, and mathematician and collaborated with Le Corbusier for the architectural composition...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 20, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: Iannis Xenakis, Le Corbusier, material/ism

The Time of the Encounter

Zsuzsa Baross

Of the three principal modalities for the creation of the new—the dark precursor (“so is the world born” [Deleuze]), the contemporary (a counter move against the forces of the present [Baross]), and the encounter as a becoming [Deleuze])—two, we know, correspond with distinct, discontinuous and heterogeneous, temporalities. The first passes in reverse, against the progression of time; in t...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 20, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: becoming, encounter, noise, Philippe Manoury, Pierre Boulez, time

Urban Songlines: Reterritorializing Public Space by Translating Buildings into Music

Allard van Hoorn

The tradition of Songlines, a system for navigating and connecting to their land among Australian Aborigines, can be translated to mapping urban space by creating music from its topography, initiating a discussion on how we use and experience the public domain and to what degree we can claim ownership over it. In this project I translate buildings, sites, and objects in public space into music, wo...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: November 10, 2015
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Rotonde
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: architecture, site-specificity, sound installation