A collection of the audible traces of dancing bodies (audio CD with booklet).
Dancing recomposes music by pulling the beat, the melody, and the force of sonic experience the body to playback in excited gesture and movement. Extending the rapture of dance, The Sonic Body is a collection of the audible traces of dancing bodies. The movements of individuals listening to sound and music are recorded to form acoustic identities, highlighting dance as a form of translation: a heated musicology found in the step. The Sonic Body is a work that aims for the physicality of sound, as a process of ingestion, intake, a listening hunger, and finally, embodied reaction, a sensual vitality refiguring bodily presence into an energetic micro-event.
Participants: Trine Hylander Friis, Annette Stahmer, Pedro Gómez Egaña, Bruno Lechowski, Martina Schaaf, James Webb, Signe Lidén, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
, Nicole Clarke, Eliza Pfister, Shayna Keller, Angelina Attwell, Gerald Michel, Natalie Hofmann, Anna Posch, Isis Martin, Steve Rowell, Priyanka Basu, Simone van Dijken, Hildur Gudnadottir, Baron Samedi.
Brandon LaBelle is a musician
, artist, writer, theorist, curator, educator and editor based in Berlin.
His work, based on performance, sound installation
, recording and use of found sounds, focuses on questions of agency, community, pirate culture, and poetics, which results in a range of collaborative and para-institutional initiatives, including: The Listening Biennial and Academy (2021-), Communities in Movement (2019-), The Living School (2014-16), Oficina de Autonomia (2017), The Imaginary Republic
(2014-19), Dirty Ear Forum
(2013-), Surface Tension (2003-2008), and Surface Tension
(1998-2002). LaBelle reflects fluently on his artistic practice, drawing attention to the social dimensions of listening and manner in which sounds, in multiple variations, play upon public spaces, and drawing connections across media and incorporate video, as well as architectural and sculptural vocabularies into an expanded field that embraces rhetorical and spatial challenges.
In 1995 he founded Errant Bodies Press
, an independent publishing house supporting work in sound art and studies, performance and poetics, artistic research and contemporary political thought.