Voices, Materiality, and Mediations: Bounded Infrastructures

Voices are often thought of in two prevailing epistemologies: voice as material and voice as metaphor. Materiality offers us an understanding of the voice as a sound object in and of itself. Barthes’ conceptualization of the Grain balances, on the one hand, adjectives as predicates (this music is sad), and, on the other, an ineffable… Continue reading Voices, Materiality, and Mediations: Bounded Infrastructures

Voicing Critical Infrastructures: A Starter Kit

Description Who is this will never tell you who the singer is. Attending to the acousmatic question tells you only who is listening; who you are. Indeed, who we are. Nina Sun Eidsheim, The Race of Sound (2019) Nina Sun Eidsheim’s positioning of the acousmatic question — Who is speaking? — articulates a presupposition that… Continue reading Voicing Critical Infrastructures: A Starter Kit