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1 Dec 2021 | Alfred Darlington | Sound in Artistic Research

source: Daedalus

Lecture: Composing for surround sound installation and performance

Examining listening modalities in immersive environments with special consideration given to time scale and gesture. Also how we might utilize Ambisonics and/or Wave field Synthesis (WFS) as bridge to Oliveros-ian Deep Listening. No need for specialized equipment as we will be focused on abstraction best suited for future proofing. Following this discussion Daedelus will share initial results from their time as artist in residence at S.E.T.I. building (un)Earthed - a multifaceted experience extending the audience's ear upward as antenna.

Moderator: Jan Thoben

Alfred Darlington

Daedelus (Alfred Darlington) is a prolific producer and performer. Renowned as an early user of Monome grid controllers, they are founding faculty of Berklee College of Music's EDI (Electronic Digital Instrument) principle instrument program, and A.I.R. with S.E.T.I.

Sound in Artistic Research

In the winter semester 2021/22, Sound Studies and Sonic Arts presents a lecture series exploring sound in artistic research. The genome of the master program implies an understanding that theory and practice mutually inform each other and represent two sides of the same coin. We’d like to invite you to join this lecture series and explore the different perspectives on the topic of artistic research as an encouragement to reflect on your own positioning.

Artistic research, aesthetic research, and practice-based research have gained a lot of momentum at art schools and universities in the past few decades. Focusing on alternatives to established methodologies and paradigms based on evidence, historical and political analysis, musicology, critical thinking, and cultural studies, this lecture series addresses how artistic research has been established in sound studies and in the sonic arts.


Primarily for the current MA Sound Studies and Sonic Arts students at the UdK, these talks are also open to the general public and students from all other institutions and departments.

Wedensdays | 18:00 – 20:00 p.m. | online

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