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The Sonic Persona: An Anthropology of Sound

Author
Holger Schulze
Publisher / Label
Bloomsbury Academic
Country
UK
Language
English
Publication year
2018
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
272
ISBN
9791501305450

Index

CONTENTS

PART ONE The Materialization of Sound: 
   A Research History   1

1. Quantifying Sound   3
   Pro tools and the phonautograph   3
   1863: Writing Helmholtz 9
   1929: Fletcher's weirdness 17
   1954: Experience by Beranek 23
   Projections in the pavilion 28

2 Materializing listening 31
   Destroying instruments, discovering ambient 31
   1962: Sound in flux 33
   1970: Baudry's dispositif 39
   2008: Beyond Aufführungspraxis 44
   Dispositives of Surround sound 49

3 Corporealizing the senses 54
   Into darkness 54
   1985: Serres's syrrhesis 58
   1992: Tension in Nancy 66
   1998: Eshun and the senses 75
   New sensory materialism 79

PART TWO The sonic persona: An anthropology
   of sound 83

4 In auditory dispositives 85
   The microphone as poem 85
   Scarce signáis 88
   The Apparatus Canto 94
   Dispositive's capitalization 101
   In/Resurrection 107

5 The sonic persona Hl
   Sonic traces 111
   Idiosyncratic implex 113
   The sonic persona 120
   Varying experientiality 126
   Anthropology of sound 132

6 A sensory corpus 136
   The material percepts 136
   Corpus in situ 140
   A generative sensorium 145
   Corporeal epistemologies 150
   The listening body 156

PART THREE The precisión of sensibility:
   A political critique 161

7 The precisión of sensibility 163
   Nanopolitics 163
   Sensory critique 166
   Apparatuses naturalized 172
   The precisión of sensibility 178
   Idioplex 183 

8 Resistance and resonance 187
   zeige deine Wunde 187
   No response 190
   Erratic heuristics 196
   Noise as presence 200
   Persona resista 206

9 Generativity 212
Cohesión 212
Im Erwachten Garten 215
Sensory syncope 219
Synaptic Island 224
Generativity 227

Sources 233
Tak. Danke. Thank you. 246
Index 248