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Thursday, 30. May 2019 / 19:00 | buchpräsentation & Discussion & Listening Performance

salomé voegelin – the political possibility of sound: fragments of listening

OOR Saloon Sound Art Lecture Series Nr.01:

The Political Possibility of Sound: Fragments of Listening – Salomé Voegelin (UK/CH)
Buchpräsentation und Diskussion mit anschliessender Performance von Mollin+Voegelin (UK/CH) with Jan Schacher (CH)

Die Buchpräsentation findet in Englisch statt, die Diskussion bilingual Englisch/Deutsch.

The Political Possibility of Sound: Fragments of Listening – Salomé Voegelin (UK/CH)
The essay is the perfect format for a crisis. Its porous and contingent nature forgives a lack of formality, while its neglect of perfection and virtuosity releases the potential for the incomplete and the unrealizable. These seven essays on The Political Possibility of Sound present a perfectly incomplete form for a discussion on the possibility of the political that includes creativity and invention, and articulates a politics that imagines transformation and the desire to embrace a connected and collaborative world.

The themes of these essays emerge from and deepen discussions started in Voegelin’s previous books, Listening to Noise and Silence and Sonic Possible Worlds. Continuing the methodological juxtaposition of phenomenology and logic and writing from close sonic encounters each represents a fragment of listening to a variety of sound works, to music, the acoustic environment and to poetry, to hear their possibilities and develop words for what appears impossible.

As fragments of writing they respond to ideas on geography and migration, bring into play formless subjectivities and trans-objective identities, and practice collectivity and a sonic cosmopolitanism through the hearing of shared volumes. They involve the unheard and the in-between to contribute to current discussions on new materialism, and perform vertical readings to reach the depth of sound.

The author will introduce and discuss her new book, and enter into a conversation with the audience on how politics understood as the governance of our living together can be imagined and realised through listening and sound.

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Mollin+Voegelin (UK/CH) with Jan Schacher (CH)

Followed by a performance by David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin with Jan Schacher about the precarious lives of hummingbirds and the sound proofing qualities of ceiling tiles to ensure privacy and the right to speak.

David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin are a Swiss-UK artist collective (Mollin+Voegelin) who collaborate on projects that focus on invisible connections, transient behaviour and unseen rituals. Their work reconsiders socio-political, architectural and aesthetic actualities through the possibilities of sounds, voices and words, whose invisible mobility invites an individual and collective inhabiting and promotes participation.

Jan Schacher is an artist-researcher and perform on stage and other environments, always working with/through sound and presence. Trained as an instrumentalist, composer and digital artists, the focus of his practice has shifted from using sounds organised as music to deploying the body as the central site of action, perception, and culture.

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OOR Saloon Sound Art Lecture Series:
OOR Saloon Sound Art Lecture Series ist ein von Antoine Chessex und Anna Frei (OOR Saloon) in Serie angelegtes Veranstaltungsformat welches Denker_innen aus den Sound Studies und Klangkünstler_innen einlädt Vorträge oder Workshops zu ihren jeweiligen Recherchen/Projekten/Arbeitsweisen zu halten und diese mit ihren jeweiligen Klangpraxen in Form von Performances oder Konzerten zu
verbinden. Das Format bietet einen tiefen Einblick in Diskurse und Positionen die im Feld von gegenwärtigen Sound Art und Sound Studies zu finden sind.