Transformations of the Audible
May 17, 2019
8:30 pm
The Hague
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Composer Peter Ablinger stated in 2005 that he is “not interested in sounds, but in audibility” (Trond Olav Reinholdtsen, “Die Klänge interessieren mich nicht”, email interview with Peter Ablinger, Musiktexte, 2006, Nr.111.). Coming from an artist using sound as its main material, such a statement is significant: it appeals to a practice that instead of taking sound as a given deals with the mutable nature of hearing. Ablinger poses a challenge which is not that of working merely on organising sound, but in setting up conditions for the exploration of the way audibility is constituted.