[rohrpost] 17th of Apr. (Sun), oscillation series. sonic theories and practices - NO. 7

Shintaro Miyazaki miyazaki.shintaro at gmail.com
Mit Apr 13 20:32:16 CEST 2011

Neue Gäste und Zuhörer sind willkommen! Die Veranstaltung ist auf  
englisch, deshalb auch ist die folgende Beschreibung auch in dieser  



No. 7
date: 17th of April 2011, Sun, 6pm.
title: Translation and Sonification
with: Jan Philip Müller and Michael Chinen (moderated by Jan Thoben  
and Shintaro Miyazaki)
place: General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c, Berlin.

Jan Philip Müller: An audio/visual theory according to "Rameau’s  
Nephew by Diderot (thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen" by Michael  
"Rameau’s Nephew", a philosophical dialogue written by the French  
philosopher Denis Diderot was first published in 1805 in German –  
translated by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – while the French version  
seemed to be lost. When a french version (re-)appeared it was sent to  
Goethe to ascertain if it actually was the original. This little story  
behind the title of "Rameau’s Nephew […]" – a film made by the  
Canadian Artist Michael Snow from 1974 – already refers to one of its  
main motifs: Translation. This film contains more or less 26 chapters  
or experiments, each exploring a different aspect in the relation of  
simultaneous hearing and seeing, sound and moving picture. For those  
who don’t have the time to watch the whole 4 ½ hours of film I will  
try to give a summary and look/listen for its audio/visual theory of  

Profile: Jan Philip Müller
Jan Philip Müller studied cultural studies and economics in Berlin.  
His graduate thesis was on the media history of the x-ray image.  
Between 2002 and 2006, he was involved in various art and culture  
projects. In 2006, he began his doctoral dissertation with the working  
title „Audiovision and Synchronization. Seeing, Hearing, and  
Simultaneity in Sound Film,“ with a grant of the DFG research training  
group „History of Media - Media of History“ of the Universities in  
Erfurt, Jena, and Weimar. Since June 2010, he has been a Junior Fellow  
at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and  
Media Philosophy (IKKM) in Weimar.

Michael Chinen: Sonification of Programs
In this lecture, Michael Chinen will discuss his motivations and  
methods for the sonification of programs. The methods range from  
writing a program for sonification based upon code structure, to  
sniffing for memory allocations in a recompiled program, to using a  
real-time debugger to attach to external programs.  Open-source  
libraries provide many tools to facilitate these methods; their  
specific functions and integration will be discussed as well.  
Additionally, the historical context that music in the 20th century  
provides for these sonifications will be reviewed.

Profile: Michael Chinen
Michael Takezo Chinen interests involve writing software in c and c++  
to find similarities between computer processes and music, using  
themes such as hierarchy, synchronicity, and reference. Currently he  
is writing a suite of tools for the mac called the “fucking” series,  
which involves analyzing and sonifying the raw memory and processor  
state of everyday programs such as a web browser or text editor.