Psycho-Active-Acoustic Experiences

Sonia Matos, Florian Hecker

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


From psychoacoustics to the work of polymath Alfred North Whitehead this chapter attempts to mobilize ways in which the creative arts might challenge an understanding of sonic experience as proposed by a spatiotemporal logic of scientific measurement. Written in collaboration with sound artist and MIT lecturer Florian Hecker, the co-author’s contribution has relied on her doctoral and ethnographic study of the Silbo Gomero, a whistled and vernacular form of language (Canarian archipelago).
This publication features various contributions from curator and cultural theorist Sarat Maharaj in collaboration with the late biologist and philosopher Francisco Varela (1946-2011), the Raqs Media Collective based in New Delhi, amongst others.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntellectual Birdhouse
EditorsFlorian Dombois, Ute Meta Bauer, Michael Schwab , Claudia Mareis
PublisherWalther Koenig Books
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783863351182
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • artistic research
  • sound
  • sensorial experience


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