Uneasy Listening: Perspectives on (Nordic) Sound Art After the Digital
by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
This chapter examines a digital dynamic of spatiotemporal disembodiment, identified in how soundscapes of everyday life have become increasingly ‘unsitely’ – disorienting and juxtaposing soundscapes from other places and times. Chattopadhyay examines this dynamic in the methods of contemporary sound artists who use ‘unsitely’ aesthetics to trigger subjective experiences that purposely disorient or disembody the sonic object. He emphasizes a potential in the art to counteract society by way of offering alternative sonic experiences to society’s constructions of medial encounters.