Critical Writing Index

Listening Awry

by Jim Drobnick

Aural Cultures, 2004, pp. 8-15

Toronto: YYZ Books, 2004

The Introductory essay in an anthology on sound-based scholarship and artistic work.

Drobnick discusses temporality, logic of echoes, the third ear, and thunderdom. Aural culture and the social realm are of particular interest. "As the parameters of sound increase, so too does the diversity of its discourses...I'd like to propose a means of sonic engagement that emphasizes dialecticalnesss and ethical agency - listening awry...transposes the realm of the hearing, yet retains the imperative to attend to things not straightforwardly, but from an angle, from an 'interested' rather than objective perspective."

ITEM 2004.114 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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