Academic


Books

The Logic of Filtering. How Noise Shapes the Sound of Recorded Music (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Forthcoming
“‘I Hear a New World.’ Moon Metaphors and Media Music.” In: James Gabrillo and Nathaniel Zetter (eds.), Articulating Media: Genealogy, Interface, Situation. London: Open University Press, forthcoming.

2015
“‘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

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

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

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

Dissertation

Noise Resonance. Technological Sound Recording and the Logic of Filtering (Dissertation, University of Amsterdam, 2017)

Reviews / Interviews

2017
“Wolfgang Ernst. Sonic Time Machines: Explicit Sound, Sirenic Voices, and Implicit Sonicity. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016″ (book review), Journal of Sonic Studies, 2017

2014
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.

Lectures / Presentations

2019

24 May 2019: “The Sonic Politics of Arca.” Talk at: Regenerative Feedback, Worm, Rotterdam.

What’s That Sound!? How 19th Century Acoustics and 20th Century Media changed the Sound of Music.” Lecture at: Centre for Music and Science Seminar, 21 May 2019 Cambridge UK

Sounds, Waves, Signals. On the Intertwining of Music and Media (1843 – 2019).” Lecture at: Musique et Science Sociales Seminar @ l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, 6 May 2019, Paris

Electronic Imperfection. Karel Goeyvaerts’ Sine Wave Music and the Ideal of Perfect Sound.” Paper presented at: Imperfections Conference, 11-12 March 2019, University of Amsterdam.

2018
In Search of Sonic Purity. How Acoustics and Technology Changed Music.” Lecture at: Stephen Hales Talk, Corpus Christi College, 20 November 2018, Cambridge

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 2018, Paris

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

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

2017
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

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

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

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

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

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

2014
In the Fourier Domain, We Are Immortal. Noise, Time and the Limits of Sound Reproduction.” Paper presented at: Sound Signatures Summer School: Part II: Epistemologies and the Order of Sound, 18-22 August 2014, NYU Center/MPIWG Berlin, Germany

All Things Must Pass. Some Thoughts on Algorithms, Noise and Temporality.” Presentation at: ‘Algorithm and the Humanities,’ University of Amsterdam, 11 June 2014

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

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

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

2013
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

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

Noise, Sound, Media. Revaluing Noise in the Media Age.” Paper presented at: Supersonix Conference, 21-23 June 2012, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Europe, London, UK

2009
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

Other

2008
The Mechanics of Destruction. An Analysis of Authorship and Political Engagement in the Work of Matthew Herbert” (MA-thesis in Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam).

2006
This Was Made to End all Parties. An Investigation of the Work of Einstürzende Neubauten Between 1980 and 1990″ (BA-thesis in Musicology, University of Amsterdam).

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