Music writer, theorist and film maker Kodwo Eshun’s More Brilliant Than The Sun: Adventures In Sonic Fiction is set to be republished some 20 years since first. Derek Walmsley picks six columns from our archives by Kodwo Eshun in which the future Turner Prize nominee forged a new style of writing about dance music . At 17, Kodwo Eshun won an Open Scholarship to read Law at University. College , Oxford. After eight days he switched to Literary Theory, magazine journalism.

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Electricity Museum, Lisbon, Portugal 23 October At some stage we will get music that amplifies the sound of the network. Speculative thought can easily drift away and become irrelevant. You would be able to see it, but they would be compressed, abbreviated, and I wanted to unstuff them.

Screening and Discussion with Sumesh Sharma. We Are Methane Eshun, Kodwo.

If I would think of an online hypertext continuation, I would work with margins, extended footnotes, other text levels. I think of rhythm as a kind of an abstract machine, which appeals to the entire distributed body, because rhythm is parallel music. Nobody knows what they desire.

The Dome is a wonderful container for all these people, walking around from exhibit to exhibit, showing each other how brilliant they are, captivated by their own excellence. The convergence of pop and the Blair administration allowed traditional, old media back in.


Rather, we were investigating the genre of speculative thought. This led sehun towards Identity as intermittent fluctuation, the epiphenomenon of convergent processes in the body. As ofhe has quit music journalism. Most musicians, in my view, still work under the conditions of Bach and Mozart. I was really pleased to find an old essay by Sylvere Lothringer which explained how they wanted people to use Semiotexte books for speculative acceleration.

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Decolonizing Nature Eshun, Kodwo. But what are its rules? To me, negative thinking and speculative thought were allies. Pop music is a public secrecy. Philosophy — Heidegger, Hegel, Merleau Ponty, Lacan — always gave me a headache because it was imponderable.

Search only in current section. The drive towards the utopian and the alien works really strongly. Screening and Discussion Eshun, Kodwo. Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova, eds. Now all the esjun in pop culture has moved there.

An Interview with Kodwo Eshun — V2_Lab for the Unstable Media

Once we did that it gave us the confidence to use twentieth century sonic concepts, use Stockhausen and Cage and reject their conclusion. Contemporary art and critical theory with particular reference to postwar liberation movements, modern and contemporary musicality, cybernetic theory, the cinematic soundtrack and archaeologies of futurity.

The Ghosts of Songs: Performing Arts Forum, St. In the Year of the Quiet Sun.


Sci-fi futures and the production of subjectivities Eshun, Kodwo. There were sectors in every city who were moving along similar tendencies. Caderno Sesc Videobrazil, 10 ed. Narrating the Race to Zero Eshun, Kodwo.

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I like the slim book of Lars Spuybroek, Deep Surface. Miller in New York, reading Erik Davis from the westcoast, getting in contact with Nomadsland magazine from Paris, I realized that there are several people with a similar structural position, who had left academia, infiltrating pop cultural spaces.

Adventures in Sonic Fiction 2nd edition Eshun, Kodwo. It is always told in our own good fortune. The next stage could be aphorisms, slogans and instructions. For detailed information, please refer to the privacy section of our website or contact your local British Council office.

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In Conversation with Ntone Edjagbe’. Say, you go to an MP3 site and there are between tracks, sitting there to be accessed.

That is why in the talk I gave here I used terms I would never have used two or three years ago: We will keep your information for a period of 7 years from the time of collection. There are experiments with Internet radio.

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