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Whitelaw, Mitchell

Sound Particles and Microsonic Materialism


Friday 30 December 2005, by Rob Weale

The cultural imagination of data is crucial in a society increasingly enmeshed in the data sphere. In writing around recent experimental audio ("microsound"), sound data are frequently described in terms of matter, through the figure of the sound particle. In this article this material metaphor is examined in detail, and critiqued for misrepresenting the crucial relationship between sound, matter and data, which is at the core of this field of practice.

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