Het verlangen van het luisteren: Over de esthetiek van de verstoring in de installatiekunst van Granular Synthesis

Translated title of the contribution: The Desire of Listening: About the Aesthetics of Distress in the Installation Art of Granular Synthesis

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Abstract

In this article, Pieter Verstraete sheds new light on the installations of Granular Synthesis (Ulf Langheinrich and Kurt Hentschläger) on the occasion of their retrospective at the STRP Festival in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Through both visual and acoustic noise, these installations put into question the human experience and the propensity to make sense. Verstraete argues that noise (particularly in its ability to disturb the senses) should be understood as the basis of any sound perception, as well as the necessary catalyst of meaning making: it compels the listener to respond in a meaningful way.
Translated title of the contributionThe Desire of Listening: About the Aesthetics of Distress in the Installation Art of Granular Synthesis
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)209-219
Number of pages11
JournalnY
Publication statusPublished - 19-Mar-2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • sound art
  • granular synthesis
  • new media
  • performance
  • listening
  • sound studies
  • auditory distress

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