Reading Around Sound (AK): Sonic Warfare – 9/08/15

sonic warfare

Join us at the Audio Foundation for Reading Around Sound – a monthly reading group meeting. Each month we’ll meet up and discuss specific texts that present ideas, thoughts, and theories relating to sound activity. All are welcome to attend!

July’s reading is a selection of excerpts from Steve Goodman’s (who produces music under the name Kode9, and runs the UK based electronic music label Hyperdub) Sonic Warfare.

“Traversing philosophy, science, fiction, aesthetics, and popular culture, Goodman maps a (dis)continuum of vibrational force, encompassing police and military research into acoustic means of crowd control, the corporate deployment of sonic branding, and the intense sonic encounters of sound art and music culture.” – MITpress

PDF available here:

For online discussion around these texts, and if you’d like to suggest a text for upcoming consideration please join the Reading Around Sound Facebook group:

Reading Around Sound is a monthly reading group that endeavours to facilitate theoretical and critical engagement with contemporary sonic practices and related issues through close reading, and ongoing discussion and debate. It is a shared initiative between the Auricle and the Audio Foundation with monthly events in both Auckland and Christchurch.