L’écologie sonore contemporaine


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L’écologie sonore contemporaine

Past: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7 PM


A conversation with Stéphan-Eloïse Gras (PhD in Information and Communication Sciences and in Aesthetics), and Maxime Boidy (PhD in Sociology and Postdoctoral researcher at Labex Arts-H2H) in the framework of the Speculative Thinking Series conceived with Émilie Notéris

After the nineties, acoustic ecology and more generally the sound experience as such have been subject of a growing interest, either from the perspective of its social history, its technical supports, or its philosophical issues. A field — which is certainly not homogeneous and which can’t be reduced to what we call sound studies — has been established through works such as those of James H. Johnson (Listening in Paris_, 1996), Peter Szendy (Écoute_, une histoire de nos oreilles, 2001), Jean-Luc Nancy (Listening_, 2007), Jonathan Sterne (The Audible Past, 2003) and more recently Martin Kaltenecker (L’Oreille divisée, 2010), Michael Bull (_Sound Studies, 2013) or Veit Erlmann (Reason and Resonance, 2014).
This recent attention is indicative of the transformations undergone by our contemporary practices as artists, musicians, musicologists, researchers, scientists, music lovers, internet users…, in short: as listening subjects in general. How has the internet and more generally digital technology — that is to say the vast computerisation of experiences and large-scale socialisation of computer science — altered the contemporary acoustic ecology?
At the crossroads of sound and software studies, this conversation intends to highlight political and aesthetic landmarks in order to think of a digital regime for acoustic ecology.


13 Bibliothèque Zoom in 13 Bibliothèque Zoom out

9, esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet
Rdc de la Halle aux Farines
Face aux Grands Moulins de Paris sur le campus de l’Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot

75013 Paris

T. 01 45 84 17 56


Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artists

  • Nobuko Tsuchiya
  • Antoine Catala
  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
  • Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk
  • Ian Cheng
  • Haytham El Wardany
  • Melissa Dubbin & Aaron Davidson & Violaine Sautter
  • Vilém Flusser & Louis Bec
  • David Ohle
  • Agnieszka Piksa
And 2 others…