This audio paper explores the politics of designing for sound and its accountability for the configuration of violent soundscapes. Due to its speculative nature, the delivery of the paper assumes a storytelling format, in which (half-) imaginary auditory worlds and devices are presented to the listener as if already part of a distant past. The voice over describes how specific episodes of violence were chronicled by “official accounts”, while at the same time offering the listener a series of “archaeological specimens” which tell another story – one that investigates how listening devices might be deployed as tools for subversion and political resistance.
Published online by Seismograf. Read the liner notes (WWW)
Narrated by Luiza P. Additional voices by Emilie Munck and Nicoline Bergman. Thanks to Maja Gry Brøns for the technical help in Amager.
An “Audio Paper” is an experimental format for academic publications in/with/through sound, developed in Copenhagen in 2015 as part of the “Fluid Sounds, Fluid States” conference. The “Audio Paper Manifesto” written by the organizers can also be read here.