A Generative Perception of Space

April 23rd, 2016

On turning your ear into a transducer and living in the clouds. A talk with composer Samuel Hertz about porous bodies.

In Conversation with Samuel Hertz

Five days into the Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s Anthropocene Curriculum Campus 2016: The Technosphere Issue, I had a chance to meet with Samuel Hertz, a California-based sound composer interested in the idea of sonic ecology, and how one might build an interactive sound installation using electronic instruments. In the following conversation, Hertz and I explore questions of knowledge production, optimistic technologies, and the fullness of space, particularly in relation to Tomás Saraceno and an affiliated seminar led by his studio assistants, “Knowing (in) the Anthropocene.”