Processing silences and noises. Unmuting the everyday in times of Covid-19 pandemic

Track:
MEDIATIONS OF SENSATION II
What:
Talk
When:
11:30, Sunday 9 May 2021 (30 minutes)
Discussion:
0
Agata Stanisz, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland


Undoubtedly, the global audiosphere has changed in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless the effect of these changes is ambiguous. Although (most of all) cities have been, to a certain extent, quieted, we are not dealing with the real triumph of acoustic ecology. Instead, we can observe the "new silence" – a state of increasingly strange acoustic tension. In my paper, I would like to look at the ways of sounding of muted both public and intimate-private soundscapes. I am particularly interested in the practices related to the field recording and production sounds by people representing the community of sound artists and field recordists. I will show how under pandemic conditions (lockdown and other epidemiological regimes) they resist silence or use it to carry out new sound projects.

Presenter
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland)
associate professor