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6 June 2023 | sic! Sound Studies Reader

source: Kathrin Scheidt

SoundS Reader

Book Launch / Program

6 June 2023, 5pm
Lietzenburger Str. 45, 10789 Berlin
3.OG, 315


Exhibition (5:00 - 7:30)


Jan Thoben: Vertigo Machines

2 channel video installation, 2013 (7’50” loop)


Kathrin Scheidt: Alternative Book Cover Designs for the SoundS Reader




Gilles Aubry: Salam Godzilla

Video, 2019 (40’35")

Salam Godzilla is an experimental video essay on the earthquake that destroyed the city of Agadir in 1960. Shot in collaboration with the singer Ali Faiq, the film engages with past and present echoes of the disaster and its aftermath, drawing on archive material and performative interventions. The work connects to Gilles Aubry's critical re-examination of the unsound in his contribution to the Sound Studies and Sonic Art reader.



Volker Straebel: Tidying up Berlin

2 channel digital audio, 2011 (15’)


Daisuke Ishida: A Wave, The SINE WAVE ORCHEST­RA

Artist talk

An Installation premiered in 2017, altered versions exhibited at Pochen Biennale, Chemnitz, Germany in 2022 and WRO Biennale, Wrocław, Poland in 2023. Indistinct images are projected onto a screen, accompanied by inarticulate sounds reverberating across the entire exhibition space. All of these images and sounds are created by disassembling and recomposing algorithmically in real- time from vast amount of video materials that are picked up from the internet continuously over the period of the exhibition. The fragmented videos that provide the visual and acoustic source material are recomposed/reordered based on their respective data of luminance and sound (magnitude/level) to create a sine wave, which means that the original videos are deprived of their meaning, and reduced to abstract elements of light and sound for the construction of a sine wave.


The Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Reader

An introduction by Julia H. Schröder and Volker Straebel


Mutually Informed: Confronting Theory and Praxis in Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Education

A panel discussion with Sabine Sanio, Volker Straebel, Martin Supper, and Jan Thoben, moderated by Julia H. Schröder


The book can also be ordered online here.


sound in context

Lecture series with international guests on sound art, electronic composition and sound-related media art with talks, presentations and lecture performances.

A cooperation of
Sound Studies and Sonic Arts  (MA) | UdK Berlin
UdK Berlin UNI.K  | Studio for electroacoustic composition, sound art and sound research
UdK Berlin IZM  | Institute for Time-Based Media / Generative Art  | Society For Nontrivial Pursuits
TU Studio  | Department of Audio Communication | Technical University Berlin