Unsound Sound

On the Ontology of Sound in the Digital Age

Martin Knakkergaard*

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Abstract

The article discusses the conditions underpinning the creation of musical artifacts in the digital technology era. Through a discussion of, inter alia, Heidegger's understanding of technology, it especially seeks an insight into the changes that the absence of proper texture, a consequence of digital technology’s category and format, causes. In the attempt to define these conditions, it incorporates considerations of the impact on the understanding of the musical artefact and its manifestation as a sounding phenomenon of some of the technological formats that historically precede the digital environment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLeonardo Music Journal
Volume26
Issue number26
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
ISSN0961-1215
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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