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Kennedy, Stephen (2013) Echostate. Zetesis: Research generated by curiosity, 1 (1). pp. 68-77. ISSN n/a

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Echostate is a term related to Foucault’s category ‘statement’, and expands its scope by examining how statements get echoed and amplified across a range of media that exist in multiple simultaneous forms. Without challenging Foucault’s refusal to give examples of his concept, the paper will seek to demonstrate how it works as an acoustic refrain where disparate and uncertain forms coalesce to create an impact that once identified melt into air or undergo a quantum leap before reforming in a newer, or indeed an older, time and space, or spacetime. Hence certain phenomena can be described as having the characteristics of a statement without operating as exemplars.

Beginning with the question of representation as a field of philosophical inquiry that impacts directly on the ways in which contemporary mediated environments are understood, sonority is presented here as embodying movement. This idea is pivotal if we are to progress beyond the Ontic to the Ontological as a process that is always in motion and is capable of accounting for the complexities present in the contemporary digital age.The paper will move from Plato to Jean Luc Nancy via Leibhiz, Scopenhauer, Neitzsche, Adorno, Heidegger, Foucault, Deleuze, McLuhan, Lyotard, Attali, and Pauline Oliveros to show how acoustic engagement can enhance critical thinking.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This journal does not have an ISSN but it does have an ISBN (9781873352069).
Uncontrolled Keywords: sonic economy
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23

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