May 12, 2017
Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
Loss, Dust, Noise is a performative lecture that connects the history of sound recording technology (phonograph to mp3) and (psycho)acoustic phenomena such as resonance, masking, and speech jamming with the dissolution and reconfiguration of identities. The lecture focuses on how these elements relate to the breakdown of borders in favor of noise, and of the individual in favor of the collective. Throughout the lecture, the speaker’s voice is processed and masked using the effects discussed in the lecture.