Gabriel Paiuk – Mutable Audible / Doctoral Defence, October 11th / Artistic Presentations October 6th to 10th / Mini Symposium October 12th

1. Mutable Audible / Doctoral Defence, October 11th / Artistic Presentation October 6th to 10th

This October 11th at 13:45, at the Academiegebouw of Leiden University, Rapenburg 73, Gabriel Paiuk will defend his dissertation “Mutable Audible – An Operative Ontology of the Sound Image”.

Paiuk’s project Mutable Audible investigates how that which is heard – the audible – is formed as inherent to material, collective and technical circumstances. The audible is conceived as not exclusively bound to the private realm of the mind or the will of the individual listener, but as dependent on the diverse operations that inform how a sensorial engagement with sound takes place. 

As part of the doctoral promotion, three of the artistic works developed by Gabriel Paiuk as part of his dissertation will be presented publicly.

On October 6th, 8th and 9th, the sound installation Focus will be exhibited at The Grey Space in the Middle – Paviljoensgracht 20–24, Den Haag – from 14:00 till 20:00. On October 10thFocus will be open to the public from 15:00 to 17:00 and 18:00 to 20:00.

On October 10th, the works The Construction of an Imaginary Acoustic Space­for ensemble, tape and digital soundtrack, and Sound Theory (The Clouds) for violoncello, specially-purposed loudspeaker setup, video and live video will be performed by the New European Ensemble and cellist Arne Deforce at the Conservatoriumzaal in Amare – Spuiplein 150, 2511 DG Den Haag, at 20:00.

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2. Mini Symposium, October 12th

As an addendum to Gabriel Paiuk’s doctoral promotion, a brief symposium will take place on October 12th, 15:30 at the Institute of Sonology’s New Music Lab on the 6th floor of Amare – Spuiplein 150, 2511 DG Den Haag, comprising presentations by Colombian sound scholar and ethnomusicologist Ana María Ochoa Gautier (Tulane University) and French philosopher Cécile Malaspina (Collége International de Philosophie), followed by a round table discussion.

Both presentations will address the audible as a variable locus of engagement with the world. The work of Ana María Ochoa Gautier, primarily articulated in her work Aurality – Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth Century Colombia, is a fundamental landmark in articulating how listening is inherent to singular cosmologies and how this unfolds in non-western indigenous communities. She elaborates on how diverse “ontologies and epistemologies of the acoustic” are proper of “audile techniques, in which sound appears simultaneously as a force that constitutes the world and a medium for constructing knowledge about it” (Ochoa 2014, “Aurality…”, p.3) Cécile Malaspina is the author of An Epistemology of Noise and principal translator of Gilbert Simondon’s On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects. In her work, the notion of noise is explored in its emancipatory potential as understood across a range of realms, not tied to the categories of acoustic or visual ‘noise’ but as a fundamental category for a reevaluation of how theories of knowledge can be articulated.

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