Cubitt, Sean


Online Sound and Virtual Architecture (Contribution to the Geography of Cultural Translation)

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 7. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 43-49.


Language(s): English


Acoustic Communication Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


In this article, the author starts from the premise that communication is the fundamental human attribute. He argues that in the contemporary situation the integrity of the message has taken precedence over the communicative, there is a failure of mediation, a separation of sender and receiver. He suggests that the terms diaspora and translation become the key terms used when addressing this failure of mediation. He uses Pervaiz Khan and Felix De Rooy’s installation The Garden of A to exemplify his discussion.