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High Static, Dead Lines: Sonic Spectres & the Object Hereafter

Author
Kristen Gallerneaux
Publisher / Label
STRANGE ATTRACTOR PRESS/Mit Press
Country
UK
Language
English
Publication year
2018
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
286
ISBN
9781907222665

Index

Foreword : don't go chasing heads over waterfalls / by Dave Tompkins ix
Introduction 1

I. Dead lines. Electric line events 19
We are not yet experts : the mimetic dead, paranormal acoustics, and the medium Jesse Shepard 25
Elizabeth Street apports 53
II. Up there. Nothing is static in the tides : from the sea to Mars with Charles Francis Jenkins 57
Book street skies 75
Squire's music for the trees 79
Radio Cadiz : up the hatch with the Piccards 85
III. Frequencies. Tune in to the tummy : Vladimir Zworykin's radio pill 93
Charles Apgar & sordid frequencies 97
Calling, haunting 103
All together now, speaking on a beam of light : an impure history of the maser and laser 105
Hello my name is Vortax 127
Fetch X (living ghost lifts up the receiver) 135
Rush in reverse 147
IV. Broadcast. We haunt you while you watch : TV hijackings, the eerie in the middle, and cochlear control 151
War, wire, magnets 175
We bridge the dead/breakthrough 181
V. Playing the spectre. Humming through salt : AUDINT's spurious frequencies 189
Prison radio/shotgun 207
Performance rituals : the moog prototype 213
Dirt synth : excavating the sounds of the poltergeist 223
VI. Anchors. Prospector stake from a mythical lake 229
The domes : aural fieldwork at the end of the line 237
Black bridge 241
Throwing the apparition of a brick through a real ghost : a conversation with the author / by Dave Tompkins 253
Bibliography 263
Index 281
Acknowledgements 286