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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Dates, NonMusic

The Ultrablack of Music/Lesung

30 Mrz , 2017  

Siks, Frankfurt: Donnerstag 6.4., ab 19:00 Uhr

Siks: here

The Ultrablack of Music

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 Laruelle, fragt nach den Verbindungen und Verschiebungen zwischen Noise und Rhythmus  ...

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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. 

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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Ultrablackness of Music/Feindliche Übernahme/Leseprobe

27 Mrz , 2017  

Andrzej Steinbach, Achim Szepanski

Ultrablack of Music: Feindliche Übernahme

published by spectorbooks


pdf hereDokument0 ...

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Lexicon, NonMusic

Wie man mit und gegen Nietzsche eine Musikbox für Blackness herstellt, die kein Vorspiel mehr zu einer- tieferen – mächtigeren – vielleicht böseren – und geheimnisvolleren Musik, sondern diese selbst ist: eine Nicht-Musik oder eine Musik-Utopie.

15 Mrz , 2017  

A) Nietzsche und die Musik

Nietzsches Werk Die Geburt der Tragödie beschäftigt sich eingehend mit Musik. Das Buch erklärt, dass die Tragödie aus dem Dithyrambos entstanden ist, wobei die Lyrik getanzt wurde und in das Drama einging, in dem der Musik die Aufgabe zukam, die Seele über die Herstellung von ...

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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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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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Lexicon, NonMusic, NonPolitics

Black Accelerationism

28 Jan , 2017  

“Sensory language leaves us with no habit for lying. We are hostile aliens, immune from dying.”The Spaceape

If accelerationism has a key idea, it is that it is either impossible or undesirable to resist or negate the development of the commodity economy coupled with technology. Rather, it has ...

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20 Jun , 2016  

#ermanoise 1 Vogelzwitschern 2 Hinterhof 3 cordon sanitaire (Stop beeing creative) 4 This is the Sound of Depression 5 This is the Sound of Negativism 6 Stadthonigbienenetat 7 Multiklasse, gestört 8 ASMRec.fieldburnout 9 Rumination 10 Die Waffen der Stille 11 Gewitte(R) 12 Nacht 13 EU-Stadion 14 Wiedergutwording - Wetterdatensonifikation 15 ...

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Lexicon, NonMusic

Bidding farewell to the great history of music

15 Feb , 2016  

In the following you will read a story about the change in music. One can certainly tell various stories, but certainly also this one that I have in mind. People could describe this story as tragic, because since music once found its place at the unchallenged gods of art it ...

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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, Mashines, NonMusic

Katja Diefenbach interviews Achim Szepanski (FORCE INC, MILLE PLATEAUX, RIOT BEATS)

10 Feb , 2016  

This interview was done in 1994, when Achim Szepanski founded Mille Plateaux after a long correspondence with Gilles Deleuze. Ten years later, in 2004, the label was destroyed by a kind of mafia-assemblage, consisting of the distributor EFA, the german state, Gema and other rackets.
Interview in german language here

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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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Documentation, NonMusic

Days of Phuture Past: Capitalism, Time, and Acceleration

9 Feb , 2016  

 Our relation to capitalism is a relation to time. The extraction of surplus-value robs us of time and, as capitalism penetrates deeper into our lives, more of our time is spent generating value or recovering from that generation. Marx (1973, 173) remarks in the Grundrisse that: “Economy of time, to

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Documentation, NonMusic

Sound Hacking: Further Reflections on Noise and Noncommunication

22 Jan , 2016  

We have become so accustomed to violence through entertainment that transgression itself has become merely another capitalist performance. How then do we elevate art, how can it be a reaction to the Other instead of its medium? How must we act when yesterday’s transgressions are today’s commodities? – Andreas Burckhardti ...

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Lexicon, NonMusic, PhiloFiction

A sequence of non-musicological praxis corresponding to phases of Non-musicology:

7 Dez , 2015  

A sequence of non-musicological praxis corresponding to phases of Non-musicology:

Marked by a rebellious apprenticeship in experimental music, the first period of non-musicological praxis is not thoroughly non-musical. Throughout Musicology ?, terribly uncreative secondary works of experimental music were composed.

The unexpected discovery of ‘The Principle of Musical Sufficiency’ occurred ...


Lexicon, NonMusic

Immanent Non-Musicology: Deleuze/Guattari vs. Laruelle

31 Jul , 2015  

In this essay we try to explore non-representationalism in music, which has to be connected to the question of non-representational aesthetics. The philosophers of immanence – Deleuze/Guattari and Laruelle – have something in common: Since the mid- 1980s they reject the discourses and techniques of post-structuralist interpretation of music and ...

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NonMusic, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Queere Atonalität

28 Jun , 2015  

Ich habe gerade Jordana Rosenberg`s faszinierenden Essay “The Molecularization of Sexuality”, der kürzlich in „Theory and Event“ veröffentlicht wurde, neu gelesen. Es ist ein langer und herausfordernder Text, der eine hohe Aufmerksamkeit beim Leser verlangt, zur gleichen Zeit ihn aber unter allen möglichen Gesichtspunkten reichlich belohnt. Rosenberg geht es um ...

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Mashines, NonMusic, PhiloFiction

Noise on Noise

28 Mrz , 2015  

Passing now from the genus to the species, I have to denounce as the most inexcusable and scandalous noise the truly infernal cracking of whips in the narrow resounding streets of towns; for it robs life of all peace and pensiveness.

A. Schopenhauer

Or rather, what did Schopenhauer hear ...

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staying underground

1 Mrz , 2015  

Mike takes me on a nearly 6 hour trip through his Detroit and shows me the city’s East-Side by night, as I become part of an interactive, site specific lecture. With us is a young guy who grew up in Detroit, moved out, and now returned back to town. I ...

Biopolitics, Documentation, EconoFiction, GenericScience, Gosse, Groschenroman, Lexicon, Mashines, Necropolitics, NonMusic, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Darth Vader on piano playing crackno @ivi in 2013, April

29 Apr , 2013  

April 2013: Darth Vader proudly presents her first unpluged piano track @IVI-club (squatted since 2003).

The performance was crossed by oldschool-techno-freaks (copyriot honx) with Roland TR-505 and TB-303. By hacking in the PA, they got a technoid hegemony over the sound-architecture in the space.


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