KlangDenken: Trevor Pinch – The Art of a New Technology: Early Synthesizer Sounds

Beiträge zur Erforschung auditiver Kultur

Gefolgt von einer Diskussion mit Prof. Viktoria Tkaczyk (MPIWG / HU Berlin) & Prof. Christian Kassung (HU Berlin)

One of the most difficult issues in studying sound is the fundamental one of how sounds are to be described or represented. In this talk Trevor Pinch addresses this topic by considering some of the first sounds produced by one of the few new musical instruments of the twentieth century to gain popularity – the electronic music synthesizer.

6.7.2016, 18.00 Uhr

HU Berlin, Raum 0.07 im Erdgeschoss Georgenstraße 47


Institut für Kulturwissenschaft der HU Berlin in Kooperation mit dem Critical Media Lab Basel, FHNW

Organisation: Sebastian Schwesinger & Felix Gerloff

Trevor Pinch (Goldwin Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University) is a sociologist of science and technology who is currently working on sound studies. His present project is exploring the implications of sound for social science methodology. This is the project he will pursue at the MPIWG in summer 2016. Trevor is carrying out research on the social psychologist Stanley Milgram and the sonic dimensions of Milgram’s experiments. His latest book is Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound, coauthored with Simone Tosoni, which will be published by MIT Press in fall 2016. Trevor also performs as an experimental electronic musician with the duo “The Electric Golem”.

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