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03 Sonic Continuum

Sonic Continuum (Mar 2020 – Nov 2021) traces practices of world-making through sound, both as a force that constitutes the world and a medium for producing knowledge about it. https://doi.org/10.31411/TCJ.03

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Acousmatic Paranoia

Arrested Times

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02 Critical Pedagogies

Critical Pedagogies (June 2019 – July 2020) investigates the capacities of education to rehearse new forums for critical thinking beyond the pedagogical imperative. https://doi.org/10.31411/TCJ.02

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Architectures of Education

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01 On Translations

On Translations (February 2018 – March 2020) explores the cultural and political contradictions that arise in processes of translation as a 'site of inhabitation' marked by mistranslation, confusion, and hesitance. https://doi.org/10.31411/TCJ.01
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Sonic Continuum

The Sonic Ecologies of Anticolonial Writing

Hypatia Vourloumis

In this essay, performance studies scholar Hypatia Vourloumis, discusses a political ecology of human and non-human assemblages in the sonorous materiality of anticolonial writing.

Listening to shadows skoosh

Nisha Ramayya

In this response-in-progress to the poetic sequence ‘Now Let’s Take a Listening Walk’, poet Nisha Ramayya asks how writing can sound, relate, melt, and listen.

Abolitionist Modes of Listening

Hajra Waheed Reece Cox

In this melodic interview, artist Hajra Waheed dives into ‘Hum’ (2020), a sound installation exploring histories of sonic resistance.

Radio Earth Hold 003: Pitch Blue

Radio Earth Hold

Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary, this broadcast thinks about music, weather and the atmosphere to re-orient the body-climate continuum.

Mycorrhizal Listening

Diana Policarpo

In the moving image work ‘Death Grip’ (2019), artist Diana Policarpo offers a sonic exploration of a caterpillar fungus species as it folds narratives of healing and economic progress.

The Sonicity of Sugar

Jon Curry-Machado

In this short essay, historian Jon Curry-Machado explores what might be gained by opening our ears to the sounds of Cuban sugar plantations.

Sonic Trajectories of the Human Mic

Urok Shirhan

In this textual score and sonic work, artist Urok Shirhan reflects on the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic to public speech and collective voicing.

Songs of Noise and Opacity

Andrew Brooks

In this essay, artist and researcher Andrew Brooks asks if a sonic politics of solidarity might be heard in the refrain of grief and rage.

Máquina Music and Industrial Heritage

Lorenzo Sandoval Sandra Moros

Expanding on the lace-inspired design for Nottingham Contemporary’s Gallery Zero, curator Sandra Moros describes the use of the sonic in Lorenzo Sandoval’s research of Spanish textile industry.

Partitioned Listening: ‘We shall witness’

Syma Tariq

The second in a series of audio-essays commissioned to researcher and DJ Syma Tariq that takes Partition as a sonic environment over notions of time and event.

Owed to Perpetual Healing

Hannah Catherine Jones

In this podcast, artist and composer Hannah Catherine Jones responds to our current social and political grieving with the healing frequencies of 528 Hz and 432 Hz.

Complementary Metres on the Rhythmic Grid

Maxwell Sterling

In this sound work, composer and musician Maxwell Sterling offers an audio palimpsest of time and metric composition.

Limits in Listening

Bhavisha Panchia

In this essay, curator and researcher Bhavisha Panchia reflects on the 1932 Cairo Congress of Arab Music to review the Western systematisation of Arabic modes.

The Song of Spheres

Tabita Rezaire

In this sonic offering, artist Tabita Rezaire, listens out for cosmological, scientific and and yogic manifestations of our astral beginnings across various cosmologies.

Can you sound like two thousand?

Jota Mombaça

In this fictional essay by Nottingham Contemporary’s writer in residence, Jota Mombaça considers a global scenario of enclosure, biological surveillance and increased militarisation.

Partitioned Listening: ‘You trust your memories?’

Syma Tariq

The first in a series of audio-essays commissioned to researcher and DJ Syma Tariq that takes Partition as a sonic environment over notions of time and event.

The Ensemble of the Senses and the Ensemble of the Social

Louis Henderson

In this essay-as-listening-session, artist and filmmaker Louis Henderson proposes music as a site for solidarity against Margaret Thatcher’s neoliberal and racist police state.

A Mirrored Conversation

Sung Tieu Cédric Fauq Damian Lentini

Damian Lentini: Let’s start by talking about two projects, which are taking place concurrently in 2020 – ‘Zugzwang’ at Haus der Kunst, and ‘In Cold Print’ at Nottingham Contemporary – and the way in which you thought about these commissions. Sung Tieu: At Haus der Kunst, my initial desire was to propose something derived from…

Delusions of The Living Dead

Toby Heys

In this video AUDINT focuses on a research unit’s member as he crosses the Atlantic in order to gain access to a rare and little understood medical document that holds the encrypted formulas for seeing Cotard’s Delusion, also known as the Walking Corpse Syndrome.

Unidentified Vibrational Objects on the Plane of Unbelief

Steve Goodman

Over a period beginning in early August 2017, AUDINT became entangled in a meme complex which is still ongoing, emanating from and propagated by the State Department of the USA. Revolving around the alleged sonic ‘attacks’ on US Embassies in Cuba and South China, this memeplex is drenched in uncertainty and disinformation. Dossier 37 tracks the timeline of these mysterious ‘attacks’, while explicating the polyvalent concept of unsound.

Code Omega [Ω]

Eleni Ikon Savvas Metaxas

In 1961, at the peak of the Space Race, the Soviet Union government secretly sets up an experimental laboratory researching sonic warfare tactics. The project lead is the auditory perception and processing expert, Aliki Zamfe. Code Ω is an account of Zamfe’s pioneering research, as recently released by her granddaughter Souzanna Zamfe.

Radio Earth Hold 001: The Colonial Voice

Radio Earth Hold

In this broadcast, the entwined histories of radio and protest make audible how the voice of authority has been deployed across North America and Palestine to violent ends.

What the Virus Wants

Filipa Ramos

In this essay, curator Filipa Ramos dwells on the agency of SARS-CoV-2 as a way to envisage a harmonious attunement between the living and non-living forces of our planet.

Listening to time at sound’s limits

Sofia Lemos

In this introduction, Sonic Continuum editor and curator Sofia Lemos introduces the themes of strand and imagines how disjointing acts of listening from the ear and its particular arrangement of time might restitute failures to listen.