Die Vortragsreihe KLANG – DAS ETHNOLOGSICHE ECHO möchte für den auditiven Sinn sensibilisieren und Wirkungen und Bedeutungen von Klängen auf Menschen nachspüren: Welche Bedeutungen schreiben Menschen den Klängen ihrer Umwelt zu? Welche Klänge produzieren sie, um ihre Gesellschaft zu gestalten? Wie wirkt Klang auf den Körper und die Psyche? Mit welchen Methoden kann man Rückschlüsse auf die auditive Weltwahrnehmung von Menschen ziehen? Und wie können wir diese Bedeutungssysteme durch Klang abbilden? Diese und andere Aspekte sollen im diesjährigen Kolloquium beleuchtet werden.

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Vortragsreihe KLANG – DAS ETHNOLOGISCHE ECHO

Oktober 2012 – Januar 2013
Mittwochs 19-21 Uhr

Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig

Klangsammlungen

Der Soundjournalist und Klangkünstler Peter Cusack sprach im Rahmen des Kolloquiums Klang über Sonic Journalism und die Sounds from dangerous places:

Sounds from Dangerous Places asks

“What can we learn of dangerous places by listening to their sounds?”
Recent travels have brought me into contact with some difficult and potentially dangerous places. Most are areas of major environmental/ecological damage, but others are nuclear sites or the edges of military zones. The danger is not necessarily to a short-term visitor, but to the people of the area who have no option to leave or through the location’s role in geopolitical power structures. Dangerous places can be both sonically and visually compelling, even beautiful and atmospheric. There is, often, an extreme dichotomy between an aesthetic response and knowledge of the ‘danger’, whether it is pollution, social injustice, military or geopolitical. Places visited include the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the Caspian Oil Fields, Azerbaijan and various nuclear or military sites in the UK. Field recordings, photographs, conversations, scientific and other information were collected at the sites.
Sounds from Dangerous Places explores the practice of sonic–journalism – the audio equivalent of photo–journalism. Sonic journalism is based on the idea that valuable information about places and events is revealed through their sounds and that careful listening will give insights different from, but complimentary to, visual images and language.

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