Hannah Höch, ›Untitled‹, 1921
Audiovisual performance and lecture (in German)
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016, Doors: 7:30 pm, Start: 8:00 pm, SPEKTRUM, Bürknerstraße 12, 12047 Berlin
›Is DADA still alive? Is DADA a philosophy, a politics, a state religion? Is DADA actual energy? Or is it nothing, that means everything?‹ (Raoul Hausmann)
›Big-DADA or Dadacalypse or so‹ starts with a lecture featuring historical sound samples, and moves on to a presentation of the projects’ results, including a live performance and rrmmss dig gedae rep dep.
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It can be streamed online or downloaded at MACBA Radio. A supplementary PDF with info on the authors, bibliography and other resources, is also available for download.
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February 5, 2016 marks 100 years since the founding of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, and thus the beginning of Dada. To mark the occasion, Cities and Memory: Dada Sounds applies the techniques and practices of Dada to field recordings from around the world.
I also contributed one field recording and its corresponding Dadaist remix …according to Tristan Tzara’s method How to Make a Dadaist Poem.
Edit: I am glad to announce that the piece is now included on the Dada Sounds highlights album, available as a free download release at bandcamp.com.
Explore more Dada Sounds at Cities and Memory.
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noises| signals is a sonic research project on signal and noise in the acoustic environment.
For the most part, scientific results are represented in abstract terms–like text, data or diagrams. In contrast, the course »Field Recordings« experimented with sound recordings as alternative media for research and representation. Drawing on Murray Schafer’s »soundscape«–with respect to more recent paradigms from sound studies and ethnography–students of European Media Studies investigated all the differing local qualities and features of the sonic environment, and compiled a corpus of »sonic documents«. The recordings were analysed and arranged to form a »sonic research report«, which keeps record both of the research process in the field as well as the characteristics of sound recordings as representational media in general.
Listen now to Birth of a Sound, Field Recordings Fast & Furious, Consonance or Competition, Printing Sound, Library, Station, The Ways of Water, or Traffic.
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Sonic Places is a research project on the acoustic properties of different places. Students investigated and kept records of several sonic microcosms in and around Potsdam or Berlin. These materials have been further developed into a series of compositions, a corpus of »field studies« that can be listened to.
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Who is, indeed? Both a fervid apology of and a furious pamphlet for Murray Schafer, written by James Wyness last year. Still groovy!