‘What is the nature of electronic music?’, asks Douglas Kahn, Professor at the National Institute for Experimental Arts at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, in his essay for The Aelectrosonic. He locates his answer in the ‘corresponding nature for electronic music found in the physical nature of electricity and electromagnetism’, what he calls, ‘The Aeloctrosonic’. Found, as he writes, ‘Apart from the crack of lightning and its echo in thunder’, but also ‘in atmospheric electricity and the sound of the auroras’. This is the starting point for The Aelectrosonic, the first Kontraste Cahier. The small publication presents the titular essay that locates the roots of electronic music in the 19th century when Thomas Watson listened in to the sounds of the telephone wires by Douglas Kahn along with visual material on the history of electronic music.
- IMAGINARY LANDSCAPES OF ELECTRICAL NATURE OR, A JOURNEY ALONG SOME OF THE INSPIRATORS FOR THE 2011 KONTRASTE FESTIVAL
- THE AELECTROSONIC