Monthly Archives: February 2013

Forms of Accretion

What happens when we listen?

1. Time passes, and we lose track of it.
2. Accumulation: knowledge, experience.
3. The insight; the unknown; the unobserved.
4. The perpetual resonance of history. Continue reading

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The Active Sounds of History: Museums as Acoustic Object Collections

I often experience a sensation of temporal simultaneity when visiting museums, a merging of past, present, and future in which my sense of history is seldom linear. Even if the museum’s exhibition designers have organized their collections chronologically, visitors rarely follow their intended path. The actual routes taken by museum visitors often, if not entirely, involve a great number of chance operations in tandem with a curatorial guide who, unavoidably, is only partially in control of the situation. Continue reading