the-possible-impossible-thing-of-sound: Talk by Salomé Voegelin

Feb 10, 2018



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


During her hour-long presentation, scholar Salomé Voegelin introduced her ideas on sound to explore the political potential that lies in what is audible, and in what we cannot yet hear. Having coined the term “the-possible-impossible-thing-of-sound,” Voegelin shared ideas from her book Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound (2014) and The Political Possibility of Sound: Fragments of Listening  (2018) that focused on the relational logic of sound and sensory perception.

Presented as part of the-possible- impossible-thing-of-sound, a sound installation series that investigated real and imagined sounds beyond the hearing spectrum.

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

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