Book Launch |The Political Possibility of Sound | Salomé Voegelin | 24 Jan 2019 | London |


Book Launch |The Political Possibility of Sound | Salomé Voegelin |

Book Launch
Thursday 24th January 2019
6.30pm pm Start 7.00 pm

 Review By ISh S |  Jan 2019 |
This is the third book by Salomé Voegelin who is one of the most important voices in the field of Sound Art and she has been an essential part of Sound Reasons over the years. Her writings are both original and challenging and they have to perceived with a continuous engagement over a period of time just like the medium of Sound itself. She has handled the immensely complicated sphere of Sound Art in its contemporary format in a very poetic manner, and along the way has devised an original language and a strong discourse that truly reflects the medium. The ‘Political Possibility of Sound’ like both of her previous works is a multi-layered read and it (re) builds on the sonic perception and engagement as a practice of reading and in-turn listening


Text on the Event
The essay is the perfect format for a crisis. Its porous and contingent nature forgives a lack of formality, while its neglect of perfection and virtuosity releases the potential for the incomplete and the unrealizable. These seven essays on The Political Possibility of Sound present a perfectly incomplete form for a discussion on the possibility of the political that includes creativity and invention, and articulates a politics that imagines transformation and the desire to embrace a connected and collaborative world.

Seven artists, authors, theorists and practitioners will respond and engage each with one of the seven essays that form the book, expanding and challenging the writing beyond its pages into the imagination of the listener.  Nina Power teaches Philosophy at the University of Roehampton and is the author of many articles on politics, philosophy and culture.  Angus Carlyle’s research responds to inhabited environments through film, soundworks and textual practices, shifting between collaborative and solitary endeavours, the documentary and the poetic.

Thomas Gardner is a cellist, musician and sound artist. His current work considers the ways in which the post-war ruptures of art-music, as exemplified by the Darmstadt school, are met by an increasingly political understanding of sound art.  Aura Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. She has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally. She is Reader and Tutor at the RCA (Royal College of Art).

Mikhail Karikis’ work embraces moving image, sound and other media to create immersive audiovisual installations that emerge from his long-standing interest in the voice as a material and a socio-political agent.  Kevin Logan is a cross-disciplinary artist/researcher/teacher based in London. His work foregrounds sonic practice using a speculative blending of writing, performance, moving-image, and installation.



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