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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 73–108.
Published: 01 September 2010
... indeterminate event of aurality that reconceptualizes queer belonging in terms of the erotics of the ear. Tracing the impact of Jarman's audiovisual project, the essay begins with the argument that the relationship of sound to image in Blue is defined by an entropic or unvisualized audition. This relationship...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 1–9.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... © ARS, NY. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. rey chow and james a. steintrager In Pursuit of the Object of Sound: An Introduction “If something is to stay in the memory,” writes Friedrich Nietzsche in The Genealogy of...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 112–139.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mladen Dolar The article examines the nature of sound by taking as its starting point Kafka’s story “The Burrow,” in which an animal, a badger, builds an elaborate and labyrinthine burrow as a bastion of protection against the outside. In this refuge it is disturbed by the intrusion of a sound of...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 300–312.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Iain Chambers Inspired by the Deleuzian imperative to think with , rather than of , cinema, this article considers Mediterranean music s less in terms of historical and cultural testimony and more as an ongoing composition of a mobile critical syntax. The southern and subaltern sounds that are...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 235–239.
Published: 01 December 2011
... fourth fundamental aspect of sounds deemed musical. But while attempts have been made to find in timbre an objectively quantifiable and measurable aspect of sound—and one that characterizes specific instruments as such—the concept actually lumps together a number of different and irreducibly particular...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 240–248.
Published: 01 December 2011
... fourth fundamental aspect of sounds deemed musical. But while attempts have been made to find in timbre an objectively quantifiable and measurable aspect of sound—and one that characterizes specific instruments as such—the concept actually lumps together a number of different and irreducibly particular...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 31–53.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Jonathan Sterne; Tara Rodgers Signal processing is one of the most important and understudied dimensions of contemporary sound cultures and of electronic media more broadly. In the sonic register, it inflects everything from music production, wired or wireless transmission, and radio broadcast to...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 168–189.
Published: 01 December 2011
...John Mowitt This essay proposes that we grasp whispering as a problem, a sound source haunted by the violent exclusion of the animal from the medium of communication. Justification for this proposition is provided by examining the intertwining of whispering, allegory, and trauma, especially as...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 10–30.
Published: 01 December 2011
... historians, students of sound, and feminists tend to dismiss the philosopher’s work as incompatible with the critical agenda they espouse. Yet there exists a surprising, if largely unacknowledged, parallel between the unstable place of Cartesian thought within the feminist project and the troubled...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 249–275.
Published: 01 December 2011
... heterogeneity and attenuation. The second part of the article examines how noise has been practiced as a musical—or perhaps antimusical—form in Japan and considers the possibility of extending Chion’s arguments about language, sound, and culture to the Japanese context. The article considers the noise artist...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 71–95.
Published: 01 May 2008
... prosthetics in Chouinard's bODY rEMIX fundamentally explores the intensive movement of affect, particularly through its engagement with suspense (as the generation of an ambiguous image in the tension between extensive and intensive movement) and the sound image. This exploration of the in-tensions of...
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differences (1 May 2013) 24 (1): 30–54.
Published: 01 May 2013
... a failed liberal fiction without trying to create actual alternatives is to serve as organic intellectuals to an antipolitical ethos that does not deserve support. As Pateman was arguing against elitist models of the 1970s, the author aims to counter the dangerous excesses of progressive-sounding...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 54–73.
Published: 01 December 2011
... fidelity that would come to define the word, we can better understand the contingencies of reproducing technologies and the human identities—including our sense of sound—that are shaped in collaboration with them. Thanks are due to William Uricchio and Stefan Helmreich for their guidance and to Rey...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 190–210.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Christopher Lee Foregrounding the link between the postmodern spatial turn and the geopolitics of the Cold War, this essay reconsiders the primacy of space and visuality in the postwar global imaginary through an examination of sound and rhythm. Henri Lefebvre’s writings on the everyday mobilize...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 211–234.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Eugenie Brinkema This article posits an absolute difference between the regime of silence and the regime of near inaudibility. The regime of silence pivots equally on avowals of the possibility of sound’s absence and on negated versions, such as John Cage’s declaration, “There is no such thing as...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 276–299.
Published: 01 December 2011
... sonic regimes, articulated across bodies and machines in variously historically freighted micro-locations, asking how a particular order of sound might order or enclose spaces. Under consideration are antinoise campaigners on trains, Mosquito sonic management devices, and a glossolaliac artwork (smSage...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 176–188.
Published: 01 May 2016
... an analysis in its tendency to dramatize the division of sound and image as in film: the image of the beautiful woman entails the use of voice through dubbing. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 synesthesia hierarchy of senses music...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 107–136.
Published: 01 December 2018
... performatively presence the actresses and singers who animate them, in other words morally charged acts for which such animators are held accountable. Drawing on linguistic anthropology and film theory, this article explores vision-image and sound-image as distinct modes of performative presence, noting the...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 313–314.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... “The Call to Intimacy and the Shame Effect.” 22.1: 1–16. Brinkema, Eugenie, with Evan Johnson. “Critique of Silence.” 22.2/3: 211–34. Chambers, Iain. “Sounds from the South.” 22.2/3: 300–12. Chion, Michel. “Dissolution of the Notion of Timbre” and “Let’s Have Done with the Notion of ‘Noise...
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differences (1 December 2011) 22 (2-3): 74–111.
Published: 01 December 2011
... currently completing a book on the historical associations between deafness and signal processing in the telephone system. Articles from this project can be found in Social Text, Grey Room , and The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies . © 2011 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist...