Sounding Out the Anthropocene. Investigating Sonic Media Ecologies – Programme online!

The programme for this year’s AG-workshop is now online:


Sounding Out the Anthropocene. Investigating Sonic Media Ecologies

International Exploratory Workshop of the GfM-AG Auditive Kultur und Sound Studies and IXDM

10./11. March 2016

Critical Media Lab Basel
Academy of Art and Design FHNW
Freilager-Platz 1
4023 Basel
Tower building (3rd floor)

The workshop is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Registration until February 19th at


Thursday, 10.03.2016

10.00 am           Welcome Coffee & Introduction (Miyazaki/Gerloff/Schwesinger)

11.00 am           Presentation Panel I: Sonic Architectures (Chair: Felix Gerloff)

Jan Philip Müller: The Electronic Battlefield, the Acoubuoy and The Ears of the Jungle. The Becoming-ecological of Radiophonics in the Vietnam War, ca. 1966-1974

Carlos Gárate Marquerie: Underground as a Sonic Space

Steffen Lepa: An ecological systems theory approach to the digital Mediatization of everyday music listening

Malte Kobel: ›Simple Headphone Mind‹. Listening environments around the skull

1.00 pm            Lunch Break

2.00 pm           Project Explorations at CML

3.15 pm            Presentation Panel II: Bio/Media (Chair: Shintaro Miyazaki)

Daniel Gilfillan: Of Parrots, Behaviors, and Moods. Thinking about Sound in the Anthropocene

Thomas Nückel: Cellular Sounds Project. A Sonic Experimental System Based on Cellular Automata

Beate Ochsner/Robert Stock/Markus Spöhrer: Auditory Ecologies. Documentary Practices of (Non-)Hearing

Mark Peter Wright: The Thing about Microphones

5.15 pm            Coffee Break

5.30 pm            Keynote I: Seth Horowitz: Where the Wild Things Hear. Auditory Worlds Beyond the Human Experience

7.00 pm            Dinner


Friday, 11.03.2016

9.30 am            Presentation Panel III: Hearing Universes (Chair: Sebastian Schwesinger)

China Blue: SpectroTemporal Aesthetics. Time, Space and Place

Christoph Borbach: From Material to Sonic Soundings

Friedlind Riedel: Situation-Listening

Jacob Eriksen: Non-Listening. Affect, Hearing and the Sonic Everyday

11.30 am           Coffee Break

11.45 am           Keynote II: Astrid Schwarz: Technology in the Anthropocene. Is Homo Hortensis the »New Man«?

1.15 pm            Lunch Break

2.00 pm            Poster Session

2.30 pm            Working Session: Sound Studies & Media Ecology?

5.00 pm            Coffee Break

5.15 pm            Final Discussion: Desiderata & Future cooperation possibilities

6.30 pm            End