Anton Kats



The practice-based seminar is shaped by the fundamental questions of transmission:

Who transmits what for whom? What is the transmission? Why is something being transmitted?

Driven by the questions of agency the seminar considers radio as a medium of emergency reaching beyond a particular technological form. Exploring radio as a working social power expressing conditions of politics, culture, and heart, the seminar will practically investigate trajectories of artistic practice in times of great intensity, conflicts, and war.

Transforming the classroom into an improvised sonic laboratory the students are invited to form an ensemble investigating listening as an overarching methodology of work. Invoking listening as a sonic strategy transforming one’s own practice and uncertainty into a readable place, the seminar will draw on scientific methods of artistic research, performance, dance, music, improvisation, theater, mediation, and film in order to make these useful in the everyday context of artistic and agency-driven work.

Motivated to stimulate hybrid, process-driven, playful, imaginative, and contextualized procedures the students are encouraged to develop and carry out cross-disciplinary experiments inside and outside of the academy. The seminar will unfold through six block-seminars, include peer reviews and incorporate project-specific theoretical inputs. Working towards a collective outcome flexibly including both, collaborative and individual contributions, the students are also welcomed to draw on, expand and deepen already existing projects and ongoing course work in the expanded framework of the faculty.

Recommended reading:
_Tara Rodgers and Jonathan Sterne (2011); The poetics of signal processing.
_Fred Moten (2018); The Universal Machine
_Ultra Red (2012); Five Protocols of Organised Listening
_bell hooks (2000); all about love
_Salome Voeglin (2018) The Political Possibility of Sound: Fragments of Listening.
_Felix Guattari (1986); Popular Free Radio
_Theodor W. Adorno (1966); Education After Auschwitz
_Jacques Attali (2009); Noise, The Political Economy of Music
_Hazrat Inayat Khan (1923); The Mysticism of Sound and Music
_Walter Evans-Wents ed. (1927); The great liberation by hearing in the intermediate states
_Mutabaruka (2005); The next poems
_Victor Wooten (2006); The Music Lesson
_Sarvaiya N, Kothari V (2017); Audible Sound in Form of Music Can Influence Microbial Growth
_Steve Goodman (2019;) AUDINT - Unsound:Undead
_Rupert Sheldrake (2009); Morphic Resonance: The Nature of Formative Causation