[rohrpost] 27th of Febr., "Echostate, Resonances" with: Stephen Kennedy and Kabir Carter and Politics

Shintaro Miyazaki miyazaki.shintaro at gmail.com
Die Feb 22 11:00:53 CET 2011

Dear friends and supporters of "Oscillations Series - Sonic Theories  
and Practices",

after a long break, we continue our acivity and have scheduled No. 5  
until No. 11! The next talk will be this week on sunday 27th of Febr.  
2011. We hope you have time, get warm clothes and take part at the  
discussions. More Informations: http://sonictheory.com/

No. 5

date: 27th of February 2011, Sun, 6pm.
title: Echostate, Resonances and Politics
with: Stephen Kennedy (via skype) and Kabir Carter (moderated by Jan  
Thoben and Shintaro Miyazaki)
place: General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c, Berlin. http://bit.ly/gOS5Bh

The 5th session will be dedicated to a theory of sonic economy.

Abstract Stephen Kennedy: Echostate

Echostate is a term related to Foucault’s category ‘statement’, and  
expands its scope by examining how statements get echoed and amplified  
across a range of media that exist in multiple simultaneous forms.  
Without challenging Foucault’s refusal to give examples of his  
concept, the paper will seek to demonstr ate how it works as an  
acoustic refrain where disparate and uncertain forms coalesce to  
create an impact that once identified melt into air or undergo a  
quantum leap before reforming in a newer, or indeed an older, time and  
space, or spacetime. Hence certain phenomena can be described as  
having the characteristics of a statement without operating as  

Beginning with the question of representation as a field of  
philosophical inquiry that impacts directly on the ways in which  
contemporary mediated environments are understood, sonority is  
presented here as embodying movement. This idea is pivotal if we are  
to progress beyond the Ontic to the Ontological as a process that is  
always in motion and is capable of accounting for the complexities  
present in the contemporary digital age.The paper will move from Plato  
to Jean Luc Nancy via Leibhiz, Scopenhauer, Neitzsche, Adorno,  
Heidegger, Foucault, Deleuze, McLuhan, Lyotard, Attali, and Pauline  
Oliveros to show how acoustic engagement can enhance critical thinking.

Profile of Stephen Kennedy:
Dr Stephen Kennedy is an academic at the University of Greenwich,  
whose main research interests lie at the intersection of theory and  
practice in relation to the political economy of contemporary  
communications technology. He is currently in the process of producing  
a book on this topic entitled The Technology Agenda. He is also a  
practicing musician and DJ with a number of successful releases under  
the name of One Deck & Popular and is currently working on a major new  
research initiative Sonic Economies: A Politics of Decline in the  
Motor City that proposes the comparative study of musical phenomena in  
Coventry and Detroit from a geo-philosophical perspective.

Kabir Carter: Artist Presentation

New York based artist Kabir Carter will present materials related to  
select sound works that he has realized over the past decade. He will  
elaborate upon the influence of urban architecture, underground dance  
music, postwar experimental music, and telematic art on his  
activities, and relate his practice to ongoing trends in  
telecommunications research and development, and architectural  

Profile of Kabir Carter:
Kabir Carter’s work moves between performance and installation, and  
focuses on the physical and emotional effects of architecture and  
acoustics in private and public spaces. He has exhibited at Bronx  
Museum of the Arts, New York; Diapason Gallery, New York; Inter Arts  
Center, Malmö; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen;  
and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. He has also presented his  
work at museums and art spaces throughout the United States. Carter  
has participated in festivals and biennials including club  
transmediale, Full Pull, Performa, Subtropics, and Unsound New York,  
and has been an artist-in-residence at LMCC/Workspace: 120 Broadway,  
and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Create @ iEAR residency  
program. He has received commissions and awards from the American  
Music Center, Danish Arts Council, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,  
and Media Alliance, among others. Carter has written for various  
publications including ART.CULT, Modern Painters, and Nutida Musik,  
where he is regular contributor. He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery  
Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, where he was a Joseph  
Hartog Fellow.