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FN #3: Traces | Aug. 2012

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Traces begins with Tom Lawrence’s fascinating and soon unsettling insights into Ireland’s largest wetland Pollardstown Fen and its ongoing destruction through men. Furthermore he describes his elaborate attempt to record the fen’s rich world of water beetles and talks about the startling discoveries he’s made. ♦ Regarding the question ‘Phonography: Art or Documentation?’ sculptor Scott Sherk examines the history of photography and its parallels to the developing world of phonography via selected historical imagery. ♦ From moments of excited listening in his childhood Jim Cummings carries us to the founding of his label EarthEar and his eventual step into scientific fields with the Acoustic Ecology Institute. ♦ ‘Something which lasts, passes by’ is Marcus Kürten’s diverse and diverting collection of (mostly) joyous hearing memories from 36 sound artists’ childhood days. ♦ Researcher Hein Schoer grants insight into his cultural soundscape project The Sounding Museum and the formation and reception of his soundscape composition Two Weeks in Alert Bay. ♦ The magazine closes with Budhaditya Chattopadhyay’s 3-monthlong hearing and recording journey through the sound-world of Bangalore – sharing his experiences, discoveries and thoughts.

Articles

  1. Tom Lawrence: The Waterbeetles of Pollardstown Fen
  2. Scott Sherk: Phonography: Art or Documentation?
  3. Jim Cummings: My Ears will Never be the Same
  4. Marcus Kürten et al.: ‘Something Which Lasts Passes By’ – A Collection of Hearing Memories
  5. Hein Schoer: The Sounding Museum – Between Art and Science: Cultural Soundscapes in Museum Pedagogy
  6. Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: Soundhunting in a City – Chronicles of an Urban Field Recording Expedition

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Editors
Daniel Knef, Lasse-Marc Riek.
Idea & Conception
Daniel Knef, Lasse-Marc Riek.
Contributors
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Jim Cummings, Marcus Kürten et al., Tom Lawrence, Hein Schoer, Scott Sherk.
Correction/Lectorship
Tina-Lis Chavanon (German), Daniel Knef (German, English), Diana Richtsteiger (English).
Translation
Daniel Knef, Janko Hanushevsky, Marcus Kürten, Daniel Schiller, Marc Yeats.
Images
Pat Badt (portrait), Barbara Booth (portrait), Anja Brunsfeld (portrait), Indrajit Chatterjee (portrait), Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Daniel Knef, Hein Schoer, Scott Sherk, Thomas Siefert, Darren Smith.
Historical Photography
Eugène Atget, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Karl Blossfeldt, Robert Demachy, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Marville, Auguste Mestral, Eadweard Muybridge.
Layout & Implementation
Daniel Knef.
Font Family
Fontin Sans von Jos Buivenga.

FN #2: Listening, Documenting

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Our second issue features Marcus Kürten’s interview with the passionate phonographer Walter Tilgner, the second and final part of Stefan Militzer’s essay about “Tones, Sounds and Noises,” a collection of old Chinese texts regarding silence and noise – compiled by sound artist Lin Chi-Wei –, anecdotes by Yannick Dauby regarding his recording and hearing experiences with frogs as well as thoughts and reports based on Gabi Schaffner’s personal experiences with accidentally deleted or never recorded sounds from Finland. The magazine closes with an essay of the componist and sound artist Andreas Bick regarding the construction of meaningful correlations when listening – “listening is making sense.”

Articles

  1. Gabi Schaffner: The Madness of the Documentarist
  2. Walter Tilgner, interviewed by Marcus Kürten: The Nature-Sound Artist
  3. Stefan Militzer: Tones, Sounds & Noises – Part 2: Policy of Sound
  4. Yannick Dauby: Frogtales
  5. Lin Chi-Wei: 2 Stories about Silence, 2 Stories about Noise
  6. Andreas Bick: Listening is Making Sense

Collophon

Editors
Daniel Knef, Lasse-Marc Riek.
Idea & Conception
Daniel Knef, Lasse-Marc Riek.
Contributions
Andreas Bick, Yannick Dauby, Marcus Kürten & Walter Tilgner, Lin Chi-Wei, Stefan Militzer, Gabi Schaffner.
Correction/Lectorship
Tina-Lis Chavanon (German), Daniel Knef (German, English).
Translation
Tobias Fischer, Nicholas Grindell, Marcus Kürten, Lin Chi-Wei, Marlene Nagel, Paul Nutbrown, Gabi Schaffner, Daniel Schiller.
Photography
Peter Bretz (portrait), Anja Brunsfeld, Frank Chardès, Yannick Dauby, Heinz Peter Kapteinat, Marcus Kürten, Stefan Militzer (portrait), miroe (portrait), Heidrun Tilgner (portrait), Tsai Wan-Shuen (portrait), Xu Ya-Zhu (portrait).
Layout & Implementation
Daniel Knef.
Fonts
Fontin Sans von Jos Buivenga.

FN #1: Writings on Sound

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Our first issue features six articles, written by Costa Gröhn, Tanja Hemm, Christoph Korn, Stefan Militzer, Marcus Obst (aka Dronæment) & Aaron Ximm (aka Quiet American).

Articles

  1. Christoph Korn: Reflections on Sound
  2. Costa Gröhn: 8 Theses on Field Recordings
  3. Marcus Obst: Unterbecken Markersbach – The Magic of Nature & Electricity
  4. Stefan Militzer: Tones, Sounds & Noises – Part 1: A Small Typology of Sound
  5. Tanja Hemm: Location, Sound, Listener, Listening – Thoughts on Site Specific Sound Installation
  6. Aaron Ximm: Sound, Music, Art? – Searching for a Personal Aesthetic

Collophon

Editors
Daniel Knef, Lasse-Marc Riek.
Idea & Conception
Daniel Knef, Lasse-Marc Riek.
Contributions
Costa Gröhn, Tanja Hemm, Christoph Korn, Stefan Militzer, Marcus Obst & Aaron Ximm.
Correction/Lectorship
Tina-Lis Chavanon (German), Stefanie Göttel (English), Daniel Knef (German, English).
Translation
Tobias Fischer, Stefanie Göttel, Tamy Harutoonian, Julia Kowalski, Daniel Schiller.
Photography
Daniel Knef, Andrea Kroth (portrait), Stefan Militzer (portrait), Marcus Obst (Unterbecken Markersbach), Mirco Uhlig (portrait), Bronwyn Ximm (portrait) & Andere (Nitzschhammertal, portraits).
Layout & Implementation
Daniel Knef.
Fonts
Fontin Sans von Jos Buivenga & Charis SIL von SIL International.

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