PhiloFiction

NONCONCEPTUAL NEGATIVITY: ADORNO+LIFE+DELEUZE

20 Jul , 2017  

NEGATION OF NEGATION vs AFFIRMATION In Difference and Repetitioni, particularly in sections written on negativity, Deleuze, discussing the distinction between „being and non-being“ and „being and non-being“ rejects the consideration of the latter under the aegis of Hegelian dialectics. He is talking about Plato’s The Sophist and according ...

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Biopolitics

Der heutige Mensch hat die Vitalität eines Regenwurms

20 Jul , 2017  

Adorno schreibt den Kunstwerken eine Vitalität, ja sogar Subjektivität zu, insofern es als ein sich entfaltendes Subjekt der Erfahrung fungiert und sich autopoetisch zu entfalten hat. Diese vitalistische Ansicht zeigt sich, wenn Adorno von den Kunstwerken spricht, sie „altern, erkalten, sterben“, sie seien „Leben sui generis“, Im spekulativen Realismus wird ...

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PhiloFiction

From a Philosophically Clean-Shaven Marx to a Philosophically Decolonized Deleuze

21 Jun , 2017  

[This is a really rough outline/introductory sketch for the third chapter of my dissertation, which takes up the relationship between the persisting residual eurocentrism in specific interpretations of D&G’s political project, and how D&G themselves constructed a framework by which to eradicate its lasting traces in both thinking and revolutionary ...

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Necropolitics

Slime ethics: Lovecraft and becoming-alien

16 Jun , 2017  

In recent years H.P. Lovecraft gathered a lot of interest from modern philosophers, most  visibly in the writings of Graham Harman and other speculative realists like Reza Negarestani or Eugene Thacker. His writings were also, perhaps unexpectedly, taken up by queer and feminist theorists like Patricia MacCormack or Donna Haraway. ...

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EconoFiction, NonMusic

Interview with Radio Študent, Ljubljana, Slovenia- Otitis Media

13 Jun , 2017  

Questions  – Andrej Tomažin  Answers – Achim Szepanski 1. In the nineties, you were running the label Mille Plateaux and before that – in the eighties – you were a part of noise/post-punk collective PD and later P16.D4. With Mille Plateux and Force Inc. you’ve incorporated the Deleuzian-Guattarian rhizomatic (and ...

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Mashines, PhiloFiction

Deleuze/Guattari: ‘Stop the World!’

31 Mai , 2017  

One of the things of profound interest in Castaneda’s books, under the influence of drugs, or other things, and of a change of atmosphere, is precisely that they show how the Indian manages to combat the mechanisms of interpretation and instill in the disciple a presignifying semiotic, or even an ...

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documentation, NonMusic

One Click nach House / Das Force Inc Imperium

21 Mai , 2017  

Force Inc. ist zwar noch keine zehn Jahre alt, aber fast. Als das Label begann, tauchte zwischen den ersten Plus8-Platten auf einmal eine Alternative dieses Underground Techno Sounds aus Orten auf, die weder weit weg noch besonders aufregend klangen. Ganz im Gegensatz zur Musik. Was wir heute als Techno oder ...

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documentation, NonPolitics

Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari, and Zapatismo

19 Mai , 2017  

We are witnessing today the return of a new theory and practice of revolution. This return, however, takes none of the traditional forms:the capture of the state, the political representation of the party, the centrality of the proletariat, or the leadership of the vanguard. Rather, given the failure of such ...

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documentation, NonMusic

The Circulation of Desire: The Emergence of Underground Music Culture In The 1970’s and Deleuze and Guattari (Part I)

3 Mai , 2017  

(A project which is a few years old, but have been meaning to return to) The project embarked upon by Michel Foucault in The History of Madness was an archeological understanding of the transition/translocation of the ‘madman,’ from the Classical to the Modern age; from the outer reaches of society ...

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NonPolitics

Forget Deleuze!

30 Apr , 2017  

A dialogue between me and David Berry has just been published in Theory, Culture, and Society. During the conversation we discuss networks, Deleuze, Latour, digital humanities, love, the non-human, Laruelle, and other topics. Here is a short excerpt in response to questions from David about the dominance of networks ...

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NonPolitics

Dark Deleuze / Sound & Vortrag

26 Apr , 2017  

„Der Dunkle Deleuze hat einiges mit dem Schwarzen Laruelle gemein. Es geht darum aus der Perspektive des Schwarzen zu denken, das die Farbe in der letzten Instanz determiniert, jedoch nicht limitiert. Blackness befindet sich jenseits der Ontologie, sie ist keine Absenz des Weißen, keine Negation der Farbe oder einfach nur ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Deleuze/Guattaris Diagramm

25 Apr , 2017  

Das Wort »Dia-graphein« verwies in der Antike auf die Einschreibung einer Linie, und zwar in geometrische Tabellen, Listen, Notenschriften etc. Mit Hilfe von Linien wurden nicht nur Pläne und Figuren entworfen, sondern es kam auch zu vielfältigen Markierungen und sogar zu Durchstreichungen, die dann die Stabilität des jeweiligen Diagramms in ...

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EconoFiction

Economy of the War Machine Part IV. Chapter One (part a)

14 Apr , 2017  

Yeah, so I don’t want to want to tell you what to do, but given where we’re going to be going, it might be good to briefly check in with the updated versions of this or this -but if not those, then at least look at this (if you want ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon

Deleuze, Guattari and Market Anarchism

9 Apr , 2017  

I. Deleuze, Guattari, Accelerationism

There’s been a lot of talk about Deleuze and Guattari around both academic and activist scenes for quite some time. Sometimes they are objects of unfounded derision (decried as “holy fools” by traditionalist socialists like Richard Barbrook), and other times they are the beneficiaries of overtly ...

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NonPolitics

Lesung und Diskussion zu Andrew Culp „Dark Deleuze“/Frankfurt

8 Apr , 2017  

    Samstag, 22.4.2017, 20 Uhr, Nika Hausprojekt, Niddastr. 57, HBF Frankfurt
Buchvorstellung: Andrew Culp „Dark Deleuze“ mit Achim Szepanski

Ein revolutionärer Deleuze, der einer Welt der verpflichtenden Happiness, der dezentralisierten Kontrolle und der Überbewachung zugeneigt ist? Der französische Philosoph Gilles Deleuze ist als Denker der Kreation, der fröhlichen Affirmation ...

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PhiloFiction

Zur Ökologie der Existenz – Freiheit, Gleichheit, Umwelt / Leseprobe

31 Mrz , 2017  

Band 73: Zur Ökologie der Existenz – Freiheit, Gleichheit, Umwelt ISBN: 978-3-944233-75-8 Terror und Gegenterror erschüttern die Gegenwart. Sie entspringen den Krisen der Epoche, die sich in der Krise der Geschichte verdichten. Ihren weitesten Horizont umreißt die ökologische Krise, mit der unsere Welt unbewohnbar wie der Mond zu werden ...

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NonMusic

The Human Strike and The Politics of Escape

28 Mrz , 2017  

Transcript of a short talk I gave @ b-books for the German book launch of Dark Deleuze in Berlin.  Introduction
The terms of escape, opacity, and indiscernibility are perhaps three of the most essential concepts that constitute the lexicon of Dark Deleuze; a lexicon that seeks to refute and ...

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NonPolitics

Dark Deleuze/Leseprobe

27 Mrz , 2017  

Ein revolutionärer Deleuze, der einer Welt der verpflichtenden Happiness, der dezentralisierten Kontrolle und der Überbewachung zugeneigt ist? Der französische Philosoph Gilles Deleuze ist als Denker der Kreation, der fröhlichen Affirmation und der Assemblagen bekannt. In Dark Deleuze argumentiert Andrew Culp, dass der ehemals radikale Kanon der Freude seine Widerstandskraft gegen ...

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NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

An Afterword On The Politics of Escape

22 Mrz , 2017  

Afterword of the german edition of Dark Deleuze published by Laika   History, for the most part, has been made by the nameless and the faceless. It has been made by slaves, workers, housewives, sex workers, day and migrant laborers, and everyone else who, through no fault of their own, ...

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NonPolitics

Buchpräsentation „Dark Deleuze“

17 Mrz , 2017  

Montag 27.3. , bbooks, Lübbenerstr.14, 10997 Berlin Buchvorstellung: Andrew Culp „Dark Deleuze“ mit Jose Rosales und Achim Szepanski (plus Skype-Talk mit Andrew Culp)
Ein revolutionärer Deleuze, der einer Welt der verpflichtenden Happiness, der dezentralisierten Kontrolle und der Überbewachung zugeneigt ist? Der französische Philosoph Gilles Deleuze ist als Denker der Kreation, ...

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NonMusic

Buchpräsentation Ultrablackness of Music: Feindliche Übernahme

13 Mrz , 2017  

Echo Bücher, Berlin here Ultrablackness of Music: Feindliche Übernahme Andrzej Steinbach & Achim Szepanski Buchpräsentation / Installation DJ Bleed Mittwoch 29. März, 19:00 Uhr In einem parcours de force durchschreitet Achim Szepanski in dem kurzen Text “Ultrablackness in der Musik. Eine Non-Remixologie” Aspekte der elektronischen Musik bei Deleuze/Guattari und François  ...

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NonPolitics

Dark Deleuze: Netzwerkpessimismus, radikale Ökonomiekritik und subtraktive Negativität

10 Mrz , 2017  

Beitrag gehalten am 27.3.2017 bei bbooks Berlin Soweit es um die Deleuze-Forschung geht, ist Dark Deleuze wahrlich eine Studie der Häresie, insofern Andrew Culp Deleuze keineswegs wie so viele andere Kommentatoren, die dem kalten Rausch der Transformation des poststrukturalistischen Denkens in eine akademische Heimindustrie frönen, als einen toten Hund behandelt. ...

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documentation, Lexicon, NonMusic

Technodeleuze and Mille Plateaux. Achim Szepanski’s Interview (1994-1996)

9 Mrz , 2017  

Achim Szepanski has been one of the “heroes” of the ‘90s thanks to the creation and the visionary promotion of his Mille Plateaux (1994-2004), the famous record label based in Frankfurt. Due to his peculiar philosophical theory applied to the digital culture, Szepanski has totally changed the electronic music panorama ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

We do not know what a (cinematic) body can do: Reconsidering Deleuze’s and Patton’s reception of Godard in the Age of Control Societies

23 Feb , 2017  

The aim of this essay is to interrogate the relationship between Deleuze’s concepts of Idea, creativity, and control societies, alongside its interpretation by Paul Patton and Godard’s efficacy at giving these concepts their proper audio-visual form in cinema. By means of Godard’s Alphaville, we will demonstrate how Deleuze’s understanding ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

HKRB Interviews: Andrew Culp

6 Feb , 2017  

Alfie Bown: Your book is just 77 pages long but your project and its scope is huge. Your aim has been to recover Deleuze from those who saw him as the philosopher of “joyous affirmation” and who experienced his work (without perhaps always admitting it) as vitalist, life-affirming and even ...

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NonPolitics

To Our Enemies

16 Dez , 2016  

Translated from the French by Ames Hodges. [This text is an excerpt of Éric Alliez and Maurizio Lazzarato’s forthcoming book Wars and Capital, to be published in English by Semiotext(e). The book’s release is scheduled for August 2017.]
1. We are living in the time of the subjectivation of civil ...

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NonPolitics

A Conspiracy Against the World: Comments on Andrew Culp’s “Dark Deleuze”

6 Dez , 2016  

“We do not lack communication,” Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari wrote in What Is Philosophy?, their final joint text. “On the contrary, we have too much of it. We lack creation. We lack resistance to the present.”[1] During the course of an interview with Antonio Negri, Deleuze raised a ...

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NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Acceleration, Revolution and Money in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus

11 Nov , 2016  

The essay moves from the conceptual place where the „philosophical plane faces the chaos“ (Deleuze-Guattari/1991).  From a deep distance trapped in the past and the discretion of the dawn, a different thought and a different culture (re)emerge. The book presents a new Deleuze, more accelerationist than Srnicek and Williams, more ...

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Lexicon, Necropolitics

Deleuze & Guattari: Culture of Death / Culture of Capital

10 Nov , 2016  

Desiring machines make us an organism; but at the very heart of this production, the body suffers from being organized in this way, from not having some other sort of organization, or no organization at all. – Gilles Deleuze/Fritz Guattari, Anti-Oedipus There comes a moment in their great work Anti-Oedipus  ...

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PhiloFiction

The Pre-Socratic Brotherhood

6 Nov , 2016  

The tale of the circle, the dot, and the arrow — a moral tale — tells the story of a dominant way of thinking about people in the world. The most common preconceptions about epistemology and ontology are contained in the narrative, both what it means to have knowledge and ...

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PhiloFiction

The Repetition of Generic Gnostic Matrices

25 Okt , 2016  

(Edited version of paper presented at the Deleuze Studies Conference in Rome, July 2016.) 1.1 From ‘What is Philosophy’ to ‘Where is Non-Philosophy’? While Deleuze and Guattari’s What Is Philosophy? begins and explores the question of its title, charting the planes and operations of philosophy, science and art, the last ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

Der Non-Marxismus Finance, Maschinen, Dividuum (Leseprobe)

20 Okt , 2016  

Der Non-Marxismus ist der erste Text in deutscher Sprache, der es unternimmt, François Laruelles Konzeption des Non-Marxismus im Licht seiner Non-Standard-Philosophie darzustellen. Es ist Laruelles Ziel, die philosophische Komponente des Marxismus so zu reduzieren, dass aus dem Zirkel eines auf sich selbst bezogenen Marxismus ausgebrochen werden kann, um zu einer ...

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Lexicon, NonPolitics

Deleuze and the Algorithm of the Revolution

15 Okt , 2016  

The present writing was drafted and read by Obsolete Capitalism on the occasion of the ninth International Conference of Deleuze Studies in Rome last July 2016 at the department of Philosophy, Communication and Visual Arts of Roma Tre University. The edition, organized by Daniela Angelucci and Ivelise Perniola in collaboration ...

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PhiloFiction

Schwarz

13 Sep , 2016  

Laruelle spricht häufig vom schwarzen Universum und davon, dass die Philosophie nicht dunkel genug sei. Aber was ist schwarz? Ist schwarz eine Farbe und wenn ja, können wir sie sehen? Reza Negarestani hat in seinem Buch Cyclonopedia einen Mix aus Theorie und Fiction geliefert, wobei er die Erde als eine ...

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PhiloFiction

The strong of the future. Nietzsche’s accelerationist fragment in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus

13 Sep , 2016  

Despite the passing of time there are fragments of thought that acquire a life of their own and hit the headlines of philosophical and cultural journals with regards to their evaluation and interpretation. Among the most famous ones is the Fragment on Machines by Karl Marx. More recently another «fragment» ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

MARXISM AND MONEY IN DELEUZE AND GUATTARI’S CAPITALISM AND SCHIZOPRHENIA : ON THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE THEORIES OF SUZANNE DE BRUNHOFF AND BERNARD SCHMITT

4 Sep , 2016  

… We are thus left with at least three ways of understanding the economics of Capitalism and Schizophrenia . One appears most clearly in Anti-Oedipus, and is based on the ideas of Brunhoff. The second only emerges in A Thousand Plateaus , and is founded on the ideas of Schmitt. ...

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PhiloFiction

Aliens, Monsters, and Revolution in the Dark Deleuze

27 Aug , 2016  

This is the longer version of a blog post I initially wrote for the University of Minnesota Press. You can find the shorter version on their blog here. French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is usually characterized as a thinker of positivity. Consider two of his major contributions: the rhizome as an ...

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documentation, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Register zu Deleuze/Guattari: Anti-Ödipus

21 Aug , 2016  

1. Register zu einigen Namen (nach Eckhard Hammel) Adler, Alfred (/Cartry, Michel) (Psy) 166 201 205f 428 459
Althusser, Louis/Balibar, Etienne (Ideologie) 289 319 395 448
Amin, Samir 297f 308
Anzieu, Didier 387 393
Aristoteles 108 339
Arman 42
Artaud, Antonin (KoO, Schizo) 9 14f 28 61 110 158 161 ...

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PhiloFiction

„Concrete Rules and Abstract Machines“ (some notes & comments on Brassier’s talk at the ‘A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy’ London Workshop)

9 Aug , 2016  

What follows is a summary of, and some comments on, Ray Brassier’s talk regarding the final chapter of A Thousand Plateaus. Delivered in London, 2015, at the A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy Workshop] At the very least one can confidently say that the reputation of A Thousand Plateaus precedes itself. ...

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GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Reading Deleuze and Guattari as Marxist/Spinozists: On Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s State and Politics

7 Jul , 2016  

Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s Politique et État chez Deleuze et Guattari: Essai sur le matérialism historico-machinic has been translated into English as State and Politics: Deleuze and Guattari on Marx. In the past twenty years since I first discovered Deleuze and Guattari I have gone from avidly reading everything that came out ...

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PhiloFiction

Desonance

6 Jul , 2016  

Music is an un-differentiated language. Michel Serresi Nevertheless, and even more clearly, what general economy defines first is the explosive character of this world, carried to the extreme of explosive tension in the present time. George Batailleii A theory is self-destroying, in this logico-objective respect, if its content offends against ...

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EconoFiction

THE END OF DELEUZE IS NOT NIGH

6 Jul , 2016  

It has become fashionable to declare that the age of post-structuralism is at an end, and many a meditation has been proposed on our possibly living in a “post-deleuzian” epoch. Such talk seems to be situating Deleuze in a chronology where citing Deleuze 20 years ago had a certain meaning ...

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PhiloFiction

Ending the World as We Know It: A. Galloway Interview with Andrew Culp

2 Jul , 2016  

Alexander R. Galloway: You have a new book called Dark Deleuze (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). I particularly like the expression “canon of joy” that guides your investigation. Can you explain what canon of joy means and why it makes sense to use it when talking about Deleuze? Andrew ...

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PhiloFiction

Andrew Culps Dark Deleuze: Anstiftung zum Widerstand

18 Jun , 2016  

In dieser ersten, kurzen Besprechung des Buches „Dark Deleuze“ von Andrew Culp geht es um die Nachzeichnung der wesentlichen Argumente, die in der Einleitung vorgebracht werden. Man könnte nun sagen, Culp bemüht sich um einen Bruch mit der bisher dominanten Deleuze-Rezeption, um die Rehabilitierung eines revolutionären Deleuze oder um eine ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Andrew Culp: Dark Deleuze – A Short Summary

28 Mai , 2016  

The way I think through another’s work is to write, to question, to take notes, read parallel works that pop out of my memory, cross-reference notions, ideas, propositions, diagrams, etc., and generally push a thought to its extreme limits. As I’ve been reading Andrew Culp’s work Dark Deleuze, which I ...

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PhiloFiction

We Head for The Horizon and Return With Bloodshot Eyes (Brief Comments on the Plane of Immanence)

16 Mai , 2016  

The question of the status of the plane of immanence has often been interpreted in a positive light. Namely, it is evident to the reader that ‘reaching the plane of immanence’ is portrayed as a virtue of the philosopher insofar as philosophy, understood as the creation of concepts, necessarily relies ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon

Deleuze und das synthetische Wertpapier

11 Mai , 2016  

Unter Assets verstehen wir hier nicht – wie üblicherweise angenommen – Vermögen oder verwertbare Einkommen, auch nicht Anlagen in Form von Waren oder Geld, sondern ganz spezifische Formen des spekulativen Kapitals. Wir gehen in diesem Abschnitt von einer progressiven Differentation von drei verschiedenen Klassen von finanziellen Assets aus: a) das ...

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NonMusic, PhiloFiction

Wie sich alles „erhellt“ und „erhält“. Von der Musik der tausend Plateaus oder ihrem Bau

12 Feb , 2016  

(Dieser Essay erschien in: Marcus S. Kleiner/Achim Szepanski : Soundcultures: Über digitale und elektronische Musik. Frankfurt/M. 2003, Suhrkamp Verlag.) „Ich habe den Bau eingerichtet und er scheint wohlgelungen. Von außen ist eigentlich nur ein großes Loch sichtbar, dieses führt aber in Wirklichkeit nirgends hin, schon nach ein paar Schritten stößt ...

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documentation, NonMusic

How Do You Make Music a Body without Organs? Gilles Deleuze and Experimental Electronica – Deutsch/english

10 Feb , 2016  

PDF in Deutsch Cox.Soundcultures.Deutsch   (This article appeared in German translation as “Wie wird Musik zu einem organlosen Körper? Gilles Deleuze und experimentale Elektronika” in Soundcultures: Über digitale und elektronische Musik, ed. Marcus S. Kleiner and Achim Szepanski [Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag], 162–93.  A version in Italian was published in Millesuoni: ...

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