Sat 25 May '19 - Talk

Regenerative Feedback Conference – Day 2 – Noise / Human / Signal


Societal systems transcur over periods vaster than those considered by just an individual. Every individual, but therefore also the whole of society, constantly reawakens into a necessarily premeditated world. Art offers footnotes to those systems, if ever so briefly. Music transforms prevailing notions of social morality, generates and speaks to different subjectivities, produces ever-innovative informational structures, influences collective and individual behavior: political movements; aesthetic sentiments; affective biases. It constitutes the historical backbone of the most basic human rituals. But how exactly does this happen? How does an assembled combination of sounds and sometimes words appeal to something as volatile as a feeling, or to something as robust as a political stance? The implications of music in culture remain challenging in a field whose intellectual, political and technological grounds have observed so many morphisms. In an effort to explore these different thoughts, the speakers will present their individual perspectives and converse afterwards together with the artists and the previous speakers.

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Programme Day 2 (Programme Day 1Programme Day 3)

Intro/Workshop (14:00): Community Building at the Intersection between the Physical and the Digital: Consciousness Raising, Pirate Radio and Communicative Capitalism by Timothy George Kelly and Jon Lindblom

Talks (18:00): Mattin, Margherita Morgantin, Miguel Prado & Martina Raponi: Evacuation of the Voice: “CIRCULAR EVACUATION IN 4 NODES”

Performance (19:15-19:45): D R E A M C R U S H E R

Talks (20:00-21:00): Inigo Wilkins, Cecile Malaspina, Sjoerd van Tuinen, Satinder Gill

Roundtable and Q&A (21:15-22:30): Moderator: Collective moderation; Janna Michael & Sonia de Jager

Performances (22:30): Flora Yin-Wong, DeForrest Brown Jr., Chooc Ly.


Over Regenerative Feedback
Regenerative Feedback is een jaarlijks conferentie op het gebied van muziek, nieuwe media, geluidskunst en filosofie. Het idee achter dit evenement is om experimentele performances en nieuwe media kunstprojecten te tonen, en deze te onderzoeken door middel van workshops, toegankelijke lezingen en gesprekken tussen experts en publiek.

De eerste iteratie van Regenerative Feedback vond plaats bij Issue Project Room, New York City in 2018, met speakers zoals o.a. Reza Negarestani, Alexandra Hedako Mason, Manni Dee, Colin Self, Melle Kromhout en Marielle Pelissero. De eerstvolgende editie vindt plaats op 24, 25 en 26 mei in WORM, Rotterdam om vervolgens in 2020 in Mexico Stad neer te strijken.

Het evenement streeft ernaar interdisciplinaire methodes te onderzoeken om duurzame sociale toekomsten te generen door de lens van muziek en nieuwe media, en hoopt toeschouwers te motiveren in nieuwe emanciperende richtingen: als we beter begrijpen wat het eigenlijk is dat ons naar muziek toe trekt, en hoe het ons naar elkaar maakt luisteren, bestaat er de kans dat deze visie toegepast kan worden in vernieuwende manieren op andere gebieden.

Regenerative Feedback is dus zowel mediaconferentie als intellectuele bijeenkomst, en probeert bruggen te slaan tussen beide, met daarin ruimte voor uitgebreide Q&A sessies om actieve toeschouwerschap te bevorderen.

Regenerative Feedback is an annual music, new media, sound art and philosophy conference. The idea behind this event is to present experimental performances; new media art, and to explore these through workshops, accessible lectures and conversations between experts and audiences.

The first iteration of Regenerative Feedback took place at Issue Project Room, New York City in 2018, with speakers such as Reza Negarestani, Alexandra Hedako Mason, Manni Dee, Colin Self, Melle Kromhout and Marielle Pelissero. This edition at WORM will be followed up by an event in Mexico City in 2020.

The event aims to investigate interdisciplinary methods to generate sustainable social futures through the lens of music and new media, and hopes to motivate spectators in new emancipatory directions: if we can understand what it is that attracts us to music, what drives us, in fact, to listen closely to one another; then there’s a chance for this vision to be innovatively applied in other areas.

Regenerative Feedback is thus both media conference and intellectual gathering, and tries to build bridges between the two, with room for extensive Q&A sessions to promote active spectatorship.