[spectre] Disinformation, Live at Goldsmiths

joe banks joe2banks at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Feb 7 12:18:53 CET 2006


Saturday 11 Feb, 7pm, Great Hall
UKISC Sound Practice
Goldsmiths College, London

Concert features Donald Bousted, John Levack Drever,
Rob Godman, John Lely, and material from the new
Disinformation project "Sense Data and Perception"
(last presented at FACT, Liverpool). Disinformation is
an electronic music and installation art project,
which pioneered the use of electromagnetic noise
produced by live mains electricity, lightning strikes,
laboratory equipment, industrial and IT hardware,
domestic appliances, rapid transport systems, magnetic
storms and the sun etc as raw material of musical and
fine art presentations. The "Sense Data and
Perception" CD is available from www.tesco.co.uk


"RORSCHACH AUDIO" lecture / demonstration
(15th public presentation)
Sunday 12 Feb, 2pm, Small Hall
UKISC Sound Practice
Goldsmiths College, London

The subject of research into allegedly supernatural
"Electronic Voice Phenomena" is considered in the
light of both anecdotal reports and formal
experimental studies of related aspects of human
auditory perception. "Rorschach Audio" argues that
credulous interpretations of EVP research (which are
commonplace in contemporary art) are at best examples
of wilful self-delusion, at worst examples of outright
fraud. "Rorschach Audio" offers the primary hypothesis
that an understanding of the relevant aspects of
psychoacoustics provides a complete explanation for
most EVP recordings, and a secondary hypothesis that
an informed understanding of these processes is as
important to understanding the emergent field of sound
art as studies of optical illusions have historically
been to understanding visual art.

"Rorschach Audio - Ghost Voices and Perceptual
Creativity" Leonardo Music Journal, The MIT Press
2001, and "Rorschach Audio - Art and Illusion for
Sound" Strange Attractor Journal volume 1, Strange
Attractor 2004 (available from Ottakar's bookstores).
"Rorschach Audio" is COPYRIGHT Joe Banks.


Goldsmiths College
University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW



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