Noise Resonance
Technological Sound Recording and the Logic of Filtering
Dissertation, University of Amsterdam

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

o “Antennas Have Long Since Invaded Our Brains”
Listening to the ‘Other Music’ in Friedrich Kittler
– In: Maas, Sander van (ed.). Thresholds of Listening. Sound, Technics, Space. New York: Fordham University Press, (2015): 89-104

o “The Exceptional Purity of Sound”
Noise Reduction Technology and the Inevitable Noise of Sound Recording
– In Journal of Sonic Studies, Volume 7 (June 2014)

o As Distant and Close as Can Be
Lo-fi recording: site-specificity and (in)authenticity
– In Soundscapes, Journal on Media Culture, Volume 15 (October 2012)

o “Over the Ruined Factory There’s a Funny Noise”
Throbbing Gristle and the Mediatized Roots of Noise in/as Music
 In Popular Music and Society, Vol. 34, No. 1, February 2011, pp. 23–34


o Wolfgang Ernst. Sonic Time Machines: Explicit Sound, Sirenic Voices, and Implicit Sonicity
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016 – review
– In Journal of Sonic Studies

Conference papers

o Ohm’s Unmusical Ear.
On the Sine Wave as a Mode of Sonic Representation.”
– Paper presented at: The Audible Spectrum: Sound Studies, hearing culture and sound arts, Cité de la musique/Philharmonie de Paris, 7-9 June 7-9 2018, Paris

o Resisting Pure Sound
Debunking the Myth of Perfect Fidelity, or Why Humans Will Never Be in Charge.
Paper presented at Regenerative Feedback, ISSUE Project Room, 25-27 May 2018, New York, USA

o ‘Nature Has Completely Denied Me a Musical Ear’
Are Musical Notes Sine Waves, and Why (Not)?
Paper presented at Material Cultures of Music Notation, 20-22 April 2018, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

o The Primary Logic of Filtering
Ideal and Physical Filters and the Technical Production of Sound
Lecture at Cultural Techniques of Radiophonics Workshop19-20 October 2017, Universität Basel, Basel, Switserland

o Tones That Have Lasted for Eternities (revised version)
The Ideal Sine Wave between Symbol and Signal
Paper presented at The Royal Musical Association’s 53rd Annual Conference7-9 September 2017, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

o I Hear a New World
Friedrich Kittler’s Concept of Music in the Age of Technical Media
– Paper presented at Excavating Media. Devices, Processes, Apparatuses30 June/1 July 2017, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

o Tones That Have Lasted for Eternities
The Ideal Sine Wave between Symbol and Signal
Paper presented at After Idealism: Sound as Matter and Medium in the 19th Century17-18 March 2017, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

o The Sound of the ‘Other Music’
Music In The Age Of Technological Filters
– Paper presented at the Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies. Princeton University, 19-26 June 2016, USA

o The Ever-Present Noise of Sound.
On the Inevitability and Necessity of Noise in Recorded Sound and Music.”
– Lecture at the Musicology Colloquium, 21 May 2015, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

o “In the Fourier domain, we are Immortal.”
Noise, time and the limits of sound reproduction
– Paper presented at the Sound Signatures Summer School: Part II: Epistemologies and the Order of Sound, 18-22 August 2014, NYU Center/MPIWG Berlin, Germany

o “A Soft Landing into a Bed of Noise”
Dithering: Hiding Noise with Noise in Digital Sound
– Paper presented at Bone Flute to Auto-Tune: A Conference on Music & Technology in History, Theory and Practice, 24-26 April 2014University of California, Berkeley, USA

o “How Much Noise is Necessary?”
Dithering and the Necessity of Noise in Digital Sound
– Paper presented at the ASCA Workshop 2014: Brains, Maps and Rhythms: Knowledge and Experience in (Bio)political Orders, 16-18 April 2014, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

o Dithering: a Different Perspective on Noise in Sound Recording
– Paper presented at the Sound Signatures Winter School: Part I: Spaces, Objects and Embodied Practices, 13-17 January 2014, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

o “The Exceptional Purity of Sound.”
Noise Reduction and the (Dys)functionality of Noise in Recorded Music
– Paper presented at Functional Sounds: the 1st International Conference of the European Sound Studies Association, 4-6 October 2013, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany

o Noise, Sound, Media
Revaluing Noise in the Media-age
– Paper presented at the Supersonix Conference, 21-23 June 2012, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Europe, London, UK

o As Distant and Close as Can Be
Lo-fi recording: site-specificity and (in)authenticity
– Paper presented at The Fifth Annual Art of Record Production Conference, 13-15 November 2009, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, UK


More Things In Theory Than Heaven And Earth Are Dreaming Of.
A conversation with Geoffrey Winthrop-Young by Melle Kromhout and Peter McMurray
– Interview with media scholar and translator Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, December 2014

Sound Studies: A Discipline?
Sound Signatures Winter School, Amsterdam, January 2014
– Review of the Sound Signatures Winter School, Amsterdam, January 2014 for the “Sounding Out!” sound studies blog.

o All Things Must Pass
Some thoughts on algorithms, noise and temporality.
– Presentation at ‘Algorithm and the Humanities,’ University of Amsterdam, 11 June 2014

o On Friedrich Kittler’s “Signal-Rausch-Abstand
– Presentation at ‘Discourse Network: 2000 – Reading (Around) Friedrich Kittler,’ University of Amsterdam, 11 December 2012

o The Concept of Lo-fidelity
The Cultural and Aesthetic Implications of Lo-fi Music Production
Short text in preparation of a later text on lo-fi music production.

o The Mechanics of Destruction
An analysis of authorship and political engagement in the work of Matthew Herbert
– MA-thesis Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

o This Was Made to End all Parties
An investigation of the work of Einstürzende Neubauten between 1980 and 1990 
– BA-thesis Musicology, University of Amsterdam