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Editor’s note: We recommend you play the below audio recording while reading this article. John Adams’ “Christian Zeal and Activity” performed by Edo De Waart and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, 1986 And I Believe That Composer John Adams’ piece “Christian Zeal and Activity,” first recorded in 1973, stands in the middle of all of…

There is an adage about watching cinema on mute. It dictates that a film is truly worth its salt when all sonic components are removed and the work remains comprehensible and compelling. It’s a very pedagogical saying, something likely concocted to impress upon film students that good filmmaking comes, first and foremost, from calculated cinematography……

The preceding text is a translation-interpretation of Kurt Cobain’s suicide note into the International Code of Signals. Sentence spacing and punctuation have been necessarily eliminated, otherwise each letter of the source document is represented by its respective standardized flag symbol. Mother’s Day, 10 May, 2015 München Patrick J. Reed is an artist and researcher with…

Imagine a room: dark and cool. There is a single, slowly flashing bulb illuminating the space. While you can’t be completely sure, you believe the room is full of people, all gently dancing to the steady beats radiating from the DJ’s booth. Maybe it’s the end or maybe it’s the beginning. Who knows? Either way, things are…

As part of Serpentine Magazine‘s music issue, we bring you the music of our lives: Everyday Radio, an online exhibition of sound. Using the mobile application Periscope, a social media platform built around livestreaming video, the artists will remove the visual and broadcast purely audio. The app’s slogan is “Explore The World Through Someone Else’s Eyes” but…