VIRTUAL Music Futures: Science and Sound reading group 2
23 February 2022, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Science and Sound will explore recent research at the interface of STS, music and sound and use its sessions to bring together academics, museum curators and performers.
This event is free.
Dr Chiara Ambrosio
This month’s session will be facilitated by Dr Maria Kiladi. We will read an exciting chapter from the new anthology Rethinking Music Through Science and Technology Studies:
- Mooney J, Pinch TJ, ‘Sonic Imaginaries: How Hugh Davies and David Van Koevering Performed Electronic Music’s Future’ in Rethinking Music Through Science and Technology Studies, ed. by Levaux C and Hennion A (Routledge, 2021), pp. 113-149.
James Mooney has very kindly agreed to join us, so once again we will get the author’s perspective and some additional context on the reading before launching into a collective discussion.
For UCL staff and students, the collection Rethinking Music Through Science and Technology Studies is available electronically through the UCL library. For external guests, if your institutional library does not have a copy of the collection we will do our best to provide a pre-print of the chapter. Please contact Cathy Lucas (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have difficulties locating the reading.
James has also very kindly provided some listening to accompany the text: Stockhausen's "Mikrophonie I", which influenced Davies's work and especially the sound-world of it (Hugh Davies appears - though he's only on-screen very briefly near the start), and Davies’ "Shozyg 1 & 2". For listening related to the Island of Electronicus, James recommends Beaver & Krause's "In a Wild Sanctuary"
We are looking forward to another lively session!
Chiara, Maria, Cathy and Elena (UCL Science and Technology Studies)