Contemporary sonic commentary

With Chino Amobi, Elysia Crampton and Peder Mannerfelt. Moderated by Andrea Goetzke.

How can feelings of unease with political developments, expression of particular perspectives, or ideas about the future manifest themselves sonically in a musical work?

While subcultures such as punk, indie and techno that were once underground have largely been assimilated into the mainstream, and the protest song brings up romantic memories of past struggles, the question for socially-engaged musicians today has become ”Can sound itself be political?”

This discussion brings together producers from diverse backgrounds who use sound to comment on today's world. The participants will share examples of their music and discuss how they use specific sounds, field recordings, track structures and other musical parameters to engage with society, and possibly affect it in some way.