Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sonic Lecture 3: Rachel O'Dwyer - Spectres of Sound Reproduction (11/12/11)

The next in the series of Centrum's Sonic Lectures is by Rachel O’Dwyer, who teaches at Trinity College Dublin and is Editor of Interference (A Journal of Audio Culture). Her lecture is called Spectres of Sound Reproduction and in focuses on an area of music described as 'Hauntology'. The Centrum programme has already touched on the hauntology theme with the Wolpertinger nights and proponents Leyland James Kirby (last month) and Position Normal (June 2010) performing here.

As Rachel describes: "Using a variety of examples from early recordings, sonic arts, contemporary and popular music, this lecture will explore themes such as time, presence, preservation and decay in sound recording from the Victorian era through to recent digital recording and remastering, and examine how the spectre of the past continues to haunt contemporary listening practices, musical genres and in particular our understandings of analogue and digital sound reproduction."

Starts at 7pm, please get there early
Rsvp to for a place.


  1. The lecture was really interesting this evening, and it introduced me to some great new music. Will Rachel's power point be uploaded along side the podcast?

  2. Hi Alicia - hi alicia - only just spotted the comment, drop me a mail at david at centrumberlin dot com and will try and get it over to you soon....cheers David