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Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375142-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7514-2
... in a turntablist music movement. Chapter 1 focuses on isp’s musical practices and performances as they resound familiar burdens for racialized performers in the United States as well as put forth techniques of sonic abstraction and musical alienation. This chapter maneuvers with a turntablist methodology...
Published: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007371-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0737-1
... with the sonic episteme. In fact, Sharpe s and Crawley s analyses clarify the political problems with new ma- terialist methods. Building on Crawley s argument that traditional methods of philosophical abstraction are a type of enclosure that transforms intellec- tual material into private property and whiteness...
Published: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007371-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0737-1
... acoustic resonance to translate into nonquantitative terms the math that big data style social physics uses to measure and normalize populations. Like the other constituents of the sonic episteme, he then lever- ages the supposed difference between resonance and traditional philosophical abstractions...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapters begins with an analysis of how Saussure’s linguistic discovery that the basic elements of spoken language are not sounds per se but rather phonemes: abstract, differential units within a structure. Moving from this fundamental tenet of structural linguistics, it shows how language...
Published: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007371-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0737-1
... model than the ones we ve inherited from classical liberalism, such as speech or deliberation. This chapter studies these political ontologies to demonstrate that this claim is false. As constituents of the sonic episteme, these vocal political ontologies hide a politics of exception behind that claim...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapters begins with an analysis of how Saussure’s linguistic discovery that the basic elements of spoken language are not sounds per se but rather phonemes: abstract, differential units within a structure. Moving from this fundamental tenet of structural linguistics, it shows how...
Book Chapter

By Robin James
Published: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007371-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0737-1
...INTRODUCTION Music . . . first connected the senses to the invisible realm of mathematical theory. . . . Music harmonized experience with mathematics. Peter Pesic, Music and the Making of Modern Science I. The Sonic Episteme People use the term symphony to explain and put a positive spin...
Book Chapter

By Robin James
Published: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007371-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0737-1
... with the metaphysics of presence and its essentialisms and associate sound with dynamic, generative, relational processes that refuse essen- tialism. For example, Cavarero argues that privileging vision over sound is the foundation of the metaphysics of presence (For More Than One Voice, 57). For more on the sonic...
Published: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007371-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0737-1
... and political problems with traditional methods of philosophical abstraction. However, applying these mathematical principles to a society already orga- nized by centuries of systemic domination doesn t fix that domination; it up- dates and intensifies it. Noise illustrates how the sonic episteme doubles down...
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
..., sonic experience does not. We have abstract words to describe color, texture, shape, direction, shading, and so forth. Con- versely, most of the language used to describe elements of auditory phenomena is metaphoric: aside from specialized languages in musi- cology, sound engineering, acoustics...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 01 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012795-181
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1279-5
..., and accumulation by dispossession. Ad- ditionally, the phono poem uses a black sonic practice that intends black listen- ers. The abstract they refers to both the US state and actions carried out in our name, and the people, which historically excludes most black folk. U.S./ Nigeria Relations asks...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 06 August 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021568-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2156-8
... currency (the air composed by ambient musician yann novak). the way wayne mcgregor s dancers move in autobiography, sequentially in translation of his body, of his decoded blood, in perpetual undulation, in time with the sonic architecture of electronic artist jlin, is a way outside. in monchichi, honji...
Series: The Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 18 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012313-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1231-3
... receiver. Instead of radio pulsing a sig- nal to be decoded, the oscillations inside of the radio tube created an electron stream, experienced sensuously and able to travel great distance.3 Therefore, for voice to be heard in an unbroken transmission, it first had to be abstracted from the body...
Published: 28 June 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021612-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2161-2
...1 The Sonic Imaginary The utopian potential of the acoustic lies in its intensified mimicry of the pro­cess of exchange itself, now the mark not of seriality and the subordination of commodities to the single abstract equivalence of the money-f­orm, but the anticipation in the interior and exterior...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012061-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1206-1
...15 Echolocation Within the Sonic Fold of the Korean Demilitarized Zone LISA SANG- MI MIN Location My eyes cannot locate this border. The Korean Demilitarized Zone. The dMz. The buffer zone dividing north and south Korea since 1953.1 It is said that the dMz is at once the most heavi ly militarized...
Published: 13 August 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013037-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1303-7
... operations and attend to individual logistical agents, while also listening from a remove ­across space and time, through abstraction or speculation to sound out big patterns and macro-­ scale rhythms. We can extrapolate from the sonic qualities of par­ticu­ l­ar lo- gistical nodes ­from the cacophony...
Series: The Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 18 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012313-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1231-3
... to know what it is, which his argument seeks to undo by linking sonic art to conceptual art and minimalism.13 The 4.5 Page from Allais, Album Primo- Avrilesque, 7. Artificial Blackness, or Extraction as Abstraction 127 Black Passage references the unrepresentable conditions of mining external to art...
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013143-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1314-3
...Part III FRONTS This page intentionally left blank 6. SONIC IMAGINARIES OF OKINAWA Daiku Tetsuhiro s Cosmopolitan Paradise marié abe ­After a short prelude with light strumming on the ukulele and an accordion phrase, the prominent Okinawan traditional singer Daiku Tetsuhiro s relaxed voice enters...
Book Chapter

By Delinda Collier
Series: The Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 18 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012313-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1231-3
...INDEX abstraction: empathy and, 86; as extraction/ removal, 62, 64; figuration versus, 120, 125 131; negating mediation and, 12, 152 Adorno, Theodor, 129 Aeolian, 31, 45 46, 79 aesthetic(s): appropriateness, 168, 169, 205; cool, 172; of the cut, 94; and design, 171; fetish and, 9; global, 115...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-047
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... for the first time. Alexander Weheliye s Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro- Modernity made the divide recordings generated exemplary of Afromodernism, using Derrida to help Du Bois speak to djs and finding in Ralph Ellison s Invisible Man, with his basement of Armstrong rec ords, the crevice made...