Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Sonic Agency – and the right to listen

Open lecture by Brandon LaBelle

How can Sonic practices be used as Resistance in a World of crisis?

In this lecture, prominent writer, theorist and artist, Brandon LaBelle elaborates on the key points of his recent publication Sonic Agency: Sound and Emergent Forms of Resistance.

The presentation sets out to engage in the contemporary condition of social and political crisis through sonic thought and imagination.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and theorist working with sound culture, voice and questions of sonic agency. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts – often working collaboratively and in public.

Brandon LaBelle is the author of Sonic Agency: Sound and Emergent Forms of Resistance (2018), Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life (2010) and Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art (2006).

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