To think sonically is to act and create within the wider realm of
sound, which is not merely the domain of the audible. With the
development of technologies operating at the limits of hearing,
new politics of sound, vibration and frequency are emerging and
are beginning to be mapped by artists and theorists interested
in the extra-auditory and interdisciplinary dimensions of sound.
Music, sonic and vibrational practices and theories can affect the
production of new subjectivities and awaken new sensibilities
in the way we experience the world; they can allow us to
imagine and execute interventions that disregard, disrupt or hold
accountable the dominant socio-political narratives of our time.
The (Un)Sound Barrier is a Cross-College RCA symposium seeking to suggest a new
framework through which to rethink how sound might expand to
include a number of non-sonic practices and philosophies.
Performances, talks, and discussions will address themes
and practices such as voice, noise, aesthetic futurisms,
non-normative cultures, fugitivity, speculation, rhythm, vibration,
sonic flux, synaesthesia, and more.
Curated by Eleni Ikoniadou and Aura Satz
19 June, 10am—6pm
Senior Common Room, RCA Kensington
Special Guest performance by Hannah Catherine Jones 6-7pm