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13 - Acoustic Ephemeralities

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online journal: Sonic Studies


13 - Acoustic Ephemeralities

Acoustic Ephemeralities

Editors: Monika Dommann, Boris Previšić, Marianne Sommer

We are proud to announce that the 13th issue of the http://sonicstudies.org/jss13 is online, entitled “Acoustic Ephemeralities.”  This issue was prepared by guest editors Monika Dommann, Boris Previšić, and Marianne Sommer, and discusses the specifically ephemeral qualities of the acoustic and the relationship between “micro- and macroephemeralities” in the modern age. Three focal points will be explicitly highlighted: the functions of media, music, and the sciences as generators of acoustic paradigms. In addition, this issue contains several musical commentaries, sonic interventions, and Sound-Essays, created by Michel Roth, Hannes Seidl, and Lucas Niggli. 


Journal contents:

  - Acoustic Ephemeralities: Introduction - Monika Dommann, Boris
   Previšić, and Marianne Sommer
   - Sound-Essay 1 - Peter Weber and Lucas Niggli
   - Phonograph, Symbolic Acoustic Evidence in Arno Holz’ *Phantasus* -
   Thomas Forrer
   - Acoustic Micro- and Macroephemeralities in Literature. Robert
Walser’s *Microscript
   364* (1925) and Peter Weber’s *Silber und Salbader* (1999) - Boris
   - At the Margins of the Audible: Morton Feldman’s Ephemeral Compositions
   - Dieter Mersch, translated by Laura Radosh
   - Writing the Ephemeral: John Cage’s *Lecture on Nothing* as a Landmark
   in Media History - Simon Aeberhard
   - *Smorzando*: Chopin on the MP3 player - Michel Roth
   - Listening to the Body Moving: Auscultation, Sound, and Music in the
   Early Nineteenth Century - Janina Wellmann
   - Record, Rewind, Rewrite: Acoustic Historiography with the Presidential
   Tapes - Monika Dommann, translated by Sarah Pybus
   - Experimental Cylinders: Experiments in Music Psychology around 1900 -
   Julia Kursell
   - Archive, Collection, Museum: On the History of the Archiving of Voices
   at the Sound Archive of the Humboldt University - Britta Lange, translated
   by Benjamin Carter
   - Animal Sounds against the Noise of Modernity and War: Julian Huxley
   (1887–1975) and the Preservation of the Sonic World Heritage - Marianne
   - Sound-Essay 2 - Boris Previšić, Hannes Seidl, and Lucas Niggli