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I think this video represents the void we all try to fill and the uncertainty of fulfillment in our society and how we're all waiting for something that may or may not come along, ..."
WATMM, what are you waiting for? Do you think Huell will ever get what he's waiting for?...
New podcast: ON LISTENING #1. Thinking (through) the ear.
Curated by Arnau Horta. Music by Annie Goh. With conversations with Salomé Voegelin, Peter Szendy, Christoph Cox, Casey O'Callahan, Seth Kim-Cohen and Julian Henriques
To what extent is listening ‘thinkable’? Philosophical inquiry, deeply rooted in the visual regime, seems to struggle when it comes to theoretically coming to grips with listening and sonic phenomena. It is, after all, no coincidence that the Greek term ‘theoria’ (θεωρία) means ‘looking at, viewing, beholding’. This programme explores philosophy’s seeming difficulty in grappling with listening and its counterpart – sound – as a powerful deconstructive means to cut through some of the philosophical certainties that underpin classical and modern Western thought. Can we conceive sounds as objects, or it would be more appropriate to consider them events? How far can the phenomenological approach to sound take us, and how much can we rely on it? And what about new materialisms? Are they more useful, in hermeneutic terms, when dealing with sound and listening? These are some of the issues addressed in part one of ON LISTENING.
1:30 Salomé Voegelin - Listening as a tool to reconsider philosophical certainties and conventions.
6:40 Peter Szendy - The auscultating subject, power and the fundamental disimetry in listening.
20:50 Christoph Cox - Materialistic listening and the limits of a phenomenological approach to sound.
31:24 Casey O'Callahan - Sounds are not objects but events.
46:10 Salomé Voegelin - Possible world theory and listening.
58:21 Seth Kim-Cohen - Listening as a form of writing and inscription. Anthropocentrism versus Anthropomorphism.
1:09:19 Julian Henriques - Embodied listening as a dinamic mode of engagement with the world.
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ON LISTENING. Research process: Jacob Kirkegaard
In another recent thread this issue was brought up by a couple of posters. It's an interesting topic, especially as neuroscience is still a relatively new (relatively you hard determinists).
While some would have you believe there is pretty much consensus among the neuroscience community,
it seems from doing some brief reading that there is not.
These two article I found to be useful reading:
I'll post more of my own comments later, but for now, my body is telling me to do something that is definitely not concious decision making.
By Guest carthief
Been a long time since I've posted here, but I'm happy to be back. At the moment, I'm looking for a bit of help:
A few weeks ago I heard what seemed, at first, to be an Internet rumor/ghost story about a kid in Detroit who documented his suicide on Instagram. Sadly enough, it turned out to be true, and I was surprised to find out that he was a young music producer. He had a Twitter account (https://twitter.com/djkillbill313), an Instagram account (http://www.pikore.com/djkillbill313), and at least one Soundcloud page (https://soundcloud.com/djkillbillprod), possibly two (https://soundcloud.com/djkillbill313).
His name was Billy Watts, and he changed the header/description on his Instagram profile prior to his suicide to read "If you are wondering or even disappointed.... Just click the link below. Enjoy your life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D86ArQDvWSY"
The YouTube link brings you to the final album he created, which is an instrumental hip-hop piece entitled ".Nothing."
I've listened to the beginning, and I like it a lot. I also mostly tend to listen to music when I'm taking walks outside, and so I'd really like to get a high quality copy of the album that I can stick into iTunes and transfer to my mp3 player. My hope was that he left a link for a download somewhere as well, but I haven't been able to find any.
Basically, I'm hoping someone out there might be familiar with this young man and his work (his real name is Billy Watts), and have access to a high quality copy of the .Nothing. album - or maybe there's at least someone out there a bit more versed with hunting down .rar downloads, and can ensure that a .rar/zip of the album isn't actually a virus that some piece of crap stuck in there to try and take advantage of those familiar with the story.
Barring those options, I'd also be interested in learning a way to copy the album directly from YouTube, in as high quality as possible. I've heard of and used some programs to copy a track or two in the past, but it's been awhile, and I'm hoping someone is familiar with an effective version.
Anyway, that's the gist of the situation - any help is greatly appreciated. I'm also always into discussing and learning about new instrumental/instrumental hip-hop/electronic-type albums as well, so if this branches into a discussion involving similar types of music, I'd be happy as well (from what I've heard, the album reminds me a bit of some of DJ Signify's work - but still, I'm really interested in listening to the rest, closely).
I know in my life I've had real friends; steadfast iron statues of men that I could always, even years later, come back to, always finding that we had both changed; yet simultaneously, making us equals in absence.
This is true friendship.
Tell me, what have you all (pluraL) known of friendship?