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INFORMATION THROUGH SOUND?
The term sound is often, but not only, used in a musical context, where people try to describe a specific tone or colour of an instrument. Beside this general definition of anything that is a source for a sound, there is another term used to describe something sonorous – noise, a definition that is often connected to a non-pleasant kind of listening or sounding, maybe something disturbing. This opens the question, among others, on it`s political indications and dimensions when differentiating between these two terms. In Information theory noise is used in a more general way, and describes a signal that interferes with the reception of a message by a receiver and next to that, in the field of sonification, sounds and signals are often used to transport, transform and convert data into sound and/or vice versa.
By using sound as a tool, medium and/or metaphor for creating this annual project work, we try to understand information within sound through possible practices like field research, where listening, hearing and sensing the everyday life is a method (which i.e. R. Murray Schafer has done within his project “tuning the world”). We can access the archives of various theories to question theoretical hypotheses and investigate in critical analysis or even try to develop a sonic utopia by creating new sonic artefacts to then create works, which will be publicly presented at the end of the year.