LaBelle called for positive sonic resistance


World leading sound theorist Brandon LaBelle called for positive sonic resistance when visiting Uniarts.

A big crowd listened as the world leading sound theorist Brandon LaBelle outlined four positive modes of possible sonic resistance when visiting Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) on 22 May; the invisible, the overheard, the itinerant – and the weak. LaBelle argued for their role in creating alternative “unlikely publics” in which to foster mutuality and dissent.

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The lecture was hosted by the Department for Film and Media at SADA, as a part of the course "Sound as Critical Practice" (30 credits).

Brandon LaBelle

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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