15 August / MONDAY / 13:00–14:00 / Park
Patryk Lichota – „Noise traditions in sound Art” – publication premiere, lecture
participants: Patryk Lichota, Kasper T Toeplitz, Kurt Liedwart
The author of “Noise Traditions in Sound Art” comprehensively describes the noise as a kind of cultural practice and analyzes it within the context of contemporary Sound Art. The study has shown a broad perspective on the issues of noise in terms of acoustic, psychological, semiotic, musicological, archaeological and anthropological research as well as on the aspects of legal regulations.
In the history of noise culture, noise was not derived from one tradition but emanated as a series of events that were geographically, temporarily and culturally separated from each other. The strategies of noise were discontinuous, ephemeral and accidental. However, they had a lot in common; in both the method of sound symbolism, its connotation and treating the acoustic sources. It had been a subject of the Eleusinian mysteries, shamanism, tarantism, clown society, punk and folk culture, noise music and music of the twentieth century, among others.
Sound Art as a term emerged in the eighties of the twentieth century. Despite the fact that like music – it was introduced as complex sonic structures, it was developed on a completely different basis. Sound Art turns the listener towards the autotelic process of listening by using advanced sound operations and approaching the field from a visual arts background which introduces an alternative to sound actions regarding temporality and drama and therefore more easily allows spatial turn and the use of new media for spectator interaction.
This publication examines and redefines both the term and the phenomenon of Sound Art as well as its similarities to noise.
Early noise practices (including the most primitive ones) were phenomena on the fringes of the main cultural scene. They were marginalized and not reproduced, and so embedded in a spinning wheel of decay and rebirth. Only factors such as technological reproduction, the avant-garde of the twentieth century and socio-cultural transformations have changed the condition of noise, implementing it in a number of artistic movements and digital culture which as a result transforms it within a new, dynamic, and labile discourse.
Patryk Lichota – Musicology and Culture Studies graduate (Adam Mickiewicz University), PhD in Drama and Theatre Studies – Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (UAM, Poznan).
Musician, composer, sound, installation & performance artist. FRIV Festival director and Centrum Amarant Foundation president.