Gabriel Paiuk, "Media sound and the conditions of technology"

01Mar2013 15:00

Event

Film-Philosophy Seminar 1 March, 15:00-18:00 hrs. in room 0.13 in the Media Studies building (BG1) in Turfdraagsterpad 9, followed by a Borrel in Café De Jaren. The talk will focus on the conditions created by media uses and technologies in our daily experience of sound. The concept of media sound in itself enhances the fact that, since we live in a society massively populated by technologies of sound reproduction and manipulation, our listening is constituted by a multitude of codes and traces inherent in these cultural sound practices.

Film-Philosophy Seminar 1 March, 15:00-18:00 hrs. in room 0.13 in the Media Studies building (BG1) in Turfdraagsterpad 9, followed by a Borrel in Café De Jaren.

The talk will focus on the conditions created by media uses and technologies in our daily experience of sound. The concept of media sound in itself enhances the fact that, since we live in a society massively populated by technologies of sound reproduction and manipulation, our listening is constituted by a multitude of codes and traces inherent in these cultural sound practices.

The talk will revolve around the presentation of my 15 minute sound work "Affectio", for 8 loudspeakers/channels, which deals with the affective and spatial imprints of sound technology.  Through this we will analyze how technological uses construct particular focuses and processes of individuation and will reassess inherited categories like acousmatic listening and its relationship with audiovisual media. A secondary instance of the talk will deal with some of the origins of my sound work in the practice of building up soundtracks for physical theatre and dance performances, as a means to delve into relationships between sound apprehension, technology and stage and audiovisual practices .

Suggested reading (available on the seminar blackboard):
- Kim-Cohen, S. (2009). In The Blink of an Ear. Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art. Chapter 1: In One Ear, Out the Other
- Sterne, J. (2005). The Audible Past. Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction. Excerpt from Chapter 2: Techniques of Listening
Gabriel Paiuk (1975) is a composer and sound artist from Argentina. His works have been presented in Amsterdam, Berlin, Helsinki, Warsaw, The Hague, Utrecht, México city, Morelia and Buenos Aires. He received the Gaudeamus composition Prize in 2006 in Amsterdam for his electronic work/sound installation Res Extensa. He is currently Research Associate at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, where he graduated as Master in Sonology, with distinction, having studied with Raviv Ganchrow and Richard Barrett.
During 2009 he was director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music in Buenos Aires. From 2004 to 2009 he worked as sound design teacher within the performing arts department of the C.I.C. (Center for Cinematographic Investigations) in Buenos Aires. His background includes studies in Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires and within non-academic research groups. His current work integrates the production of performative and sound installation works with theoretical research into the experience of sound in media.  More info: www.gabrielpaiuk.com

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