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Alien Flesh: digital subjectivity and electroacoustic composition
thesisposted on 2023-02-22, 02:26 authored by Natasha Anderson
This research project poses the question, given we live in an increasingly digital world, how might the analogue-digital interface of electroacoustic composition, understood as an allegorical device, work to make audible the uncertain ontological status of the digital subject? Explored through both creative praxis and theoretical exegesis, this research project is a speculative, cognitive mapping of the ontologies and techniques of the acoustic-electronic interface. Through Alexander R. Galloway’s notion of the interface effect, and his analysis of digitality and analogicity as historical modes of thought, it investigates the sonic morph as an allegory of hauntological hyper-capitalism. Mark Fisher’s Gothic Materialisms (sonic hauntology, the weird and the eerie, hyperfiction and the flatline) underpin this project’s exploration of the acoustic-electronic sonic interface as a practice whose aesthetics inevitably sound a politics.