Noises Festival @ b-05, Montabaur | Saturday 15th June 2013

20:45 – 21:15 Vortrag: Mike Harding (Touch): From Analogue To Digital And Back Again

The /ˈnɔɪzɪz/ festival is taking place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June at the grounds of the b-05 Montabaur choosing as its theme the intercultural relevance of hearing as a multi-medial phenomenon. The festival is an initiative organised by Cultural Science students at the University of Koblenz.

The starting point is that globalisation in mass media is frequently only perceived as an economic rather than a cultural phenomenon which may be interpreted differently depending on the location. Above all hearing – hence the phonetic title – will be emphasised with DJ-sets, live-music, films and performances.

In addition the use of a silent disco, sound-installations, presentations and workshops demonstrate that ‘noise’ is interpreted differently – either subjectively or culturally – within the realms of sound in general or music in particular.

Mike Harding is giving a talk about 30 years of Touch on Saturday night.