Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Unwriting Sound:

     A Poetic Intervention

What is an auditory experience? Can it be theorized with a scientific methodology? The paper intends to develop a discourse on sound’s correlation to the written word attempting to describe, explain and articulate auditory experience as part of an establishing body of artistic research in sound. Through the critical exploration of a number of my sound-based writing and artistic projects, I will argue that sonic phenomena often activate associative thought processes that, when expressed in writing, can transcend the epistemological constraints of sound and involve the listener’s poetic-contemplative states.