Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky): Sound Unbound
Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2010, 19Uhr, Aula

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt am Main.

Sound Unbound is Paul D. Miller's follow up to his award winning first
book Rhythm Science (MIT Press, 2004). First and foremost, Sound
Unbound is an anthology - it's a collection of thirty-six essays that
focus on the role of the artist, composer, and writer in a world that is
becoming more interconnected every day.
In a lecture format, exploring the overall theme of sound in
contemporary art, digital media, and composition, Miller reconstructs
the history of sound and recorded media by several of the most well
known artists of their field - ranging from Brian Eno, Steve Reich,
Moby, Chuck D, and Pierre Boulez, to artists, writers and theoreticians
like Jonathan Lethem, Bruce Sterling, Manuel Delanda, and even
Islamic culture's relationship to hip hop with essay by media activist
and artist Naeem Mohaimen. In using the essays that are in Sound
Unbound, Miller makes the lecture format a cross between a formal
exploration of the issues Sound Unbound focused on, and the remix
concept that drives much of the book. It's a rip-mix-burn-lecture.
Rhythm Science author Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid
asks artists to describe their work and compositional strategies in their
own words. These are reports from the front lines on the role of sound
and digital media in an information-based society. Miller's lecture will
be an hour, and is accompanied by his use of many historic texts, rare
audio recordings and films, to demonstrate the complex relationship
between text and art in a multimedia context.

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.