Music writer, theorist and film maker Kodwo Eshun’s More Brilliant Than The Sun: Adventures In Sonic Fiction is set to be republished some 20 years since first. Derek Walmsley picks six columns from our archives by Kodwo Eshun in which the future Turner Prize nominee forged a new style of writing about dance music . At 17, Kodwo Eshun won an Open Scholarship to read Law at University. College , Oxford. After eight days he switched to Literary Theory, magazine journalism.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19 March Fukushima and Visual Inquiry Eshun, Kodwo. A Parenthetical Incorporation Eshun, Kodwo. More Brilliant than the Sun: Hydra Decapita and Medium Earth. Everything is scale, can be on the one hand microscopic, and totally macro as well. Upcoming Events 19 Oct 10 Mar.
International House, Endless Shout. Crosstown traffic of tones and registers. Read ‘A Flyer’… 11 days ago.
The drive towards the utopian and the alien works really strongly. Most musicians, in my view, still work under the conditions of Bach and Mozart. I started noticing how many neologisms were used in hyper architecture.
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Speculative acceleration, eshuj my experience, can go two ways. For detailed information, please refer to the privacy section of our website or contact your local British Council office.
Narrating the Race to Zero Eshun, Kodwo. Screening and Discussion with Sumesh Sharma. It is Debordian spectacle to the max. Their heads will be fused to their necks, and I think in about twenty years time their legs may well have withered away, ’cause they never dance. Where they are when they are on-line and what happens when they go off-line. The Ghosts of Songs: Dance music is so covert. Naima J Keith and Zoe Whitley, eds.
In fact, they were ehun first media theorists of the twentieth century. An Parenthetical Incorporation Eshun, Kodwo. We could reject esyun and travel on totally different vectors.
Accessed 27 December When painters paint, they are theorizing immanently in the field of paint. It is more rates of quickness and intensification. Views Read Edit View history.
Stadtklang, Sonic Utopias, Utopia Treasury. Eendrachtsstraat 10 Rotterdam, NL. Both moves—towards the inside and outside—are endless.
koddo I felt I was on the same side with all these people who have a common enemy in the delibidinizers, the boring critics who take a sonic event and drain it, for example by reducing the music to the social crowds it attracts. I find it fascinating, almost addictive, to see concepts being implemented into software, network architectures, artworks, living discourses. Speculative thought can easily drift away and become irrelevant. The Showroom 11 October I love the idea that digitization does not stop at the screen.
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In the Year of the Quiet Sun. Techno Resistance and Black Futures Festival.
Drexciya as Spectre [Catalogue Essay]. The Showroom, United Kingdom 8 October The sense that all these sonic life forms are crossing from the world of the records into eshuun world of your head. Concepts have to live as much as the culture they are accelerating, or complicating. You want to be specific generalist.
Exhun Question of Will. The DJ goes into a journey of the hands. This leaves the rest of us quite free to do everything else. He drops away the Star Wars space opera, with its galactic and robotic elements.