Sonic Acts is a biannual festival at the intersection of arts, science, music & technology.
A lecture which rethinks listening through tinnitus and other internal body sounds, touching on quietness, inaudibility, and other kinds of incipient or concealed sound, which have a bearing on the poetics of sound space.
Steven Connor (UK) is a writer, cultural critic and the Academic Director of the London Consortium. He is the author of books on Dickens, Beckett, Joyce, ventriloquism, skin, flies, and other topics, and is now writing a book about the historical poetics of the air.
Takuro Mizuta Lippit (dj sniff, JP) is a turntable musician working in the field of improvised and experimental music, a researcher of music technology, and STEIM’s Artistic Director since 2007.
Yutaka Makino’s (JP) works range from sculpture to sound works, and include computer music compositions and spatial sound installations that utilize spatial projection systems such as Wave Field Synthesis to achieve total physical immersion.
Hans W. Koch (DE) is a composer, performer and sound artist who examines unpredictability on all levels of a musical composition. When working with digital media, he explores its boundaries and implicit (de)faults.
This lecture, together with the panel discussion moderated by Takuro Mizuta Lippit and presentation by Yutaka Makino and Hans W. Koch, formed "Session 7: The Hot Space in Music"