UltraUltra-red, 10 hypotheses on 10 preliminary theses on militant sound investigation

Looking for some intellectual essays on music? Look no further. UltraUltra-red, 10 hypotheses on 10 preliminary theses on militant sound investigation is a booklet and the final act of a workshop. The 6 month process led to the creation of a database of sound-fields and texts-recorded tracks developed to build 10 sound pieces/ hypotheses by 10 young artists. The publication is a bilingual (ITA/ENG) adaptation of the important manifesto/source text 10 preliminary theses on militant sound investigation by the american collective Ultra-red, which is here further amplified by the translations / interpretations of 10 transistors, 10 conducting bodies, 10 mediators with various sound competences who supported the investigation with the idea of drawing a 10 point theoretical-political manifesto.

The process was triggered by the instigation of Ultra-red who declared on the back cover of their book published in 2008 by Printed Matter: Ultra-red offer these 10 theses for Militant Sound Investigation for testing in the crucible of practice and reflection; the pillars of our constitutive utopias. The authors welcome ongoing feedback.

The authors/members of UltraUltraRed, occupying simultaneous positions as sound artists, researchers, organizers and citizens, submit the 10 hypotheses toward what they have studied and elaborated. In the booklet, the english source-text is translated in italian language by 10 researchers, in the CD there are 10 sound hypotheses conceived by 10 sound artists based on 10 preliminary theses on militant sound investigation. In order to practice a new approach to the social soundscape, UltraUltraRed hope to put into circulation a lexicon of analytical concepts that seek to rethink a new pedagogy of the ear and invoke the procedures of thematic sound investigation developed by Ultra-red for testing in the crucible of practice and reflection, for exploring acoustic space as enunciative of social relations.

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