Cold War Soundscapes - Musical Censorship and Aesthetic Agendas in Radio Tirana's Sound Archives
The presentation examines through a sound studies perspective one of the oldest broadcasting archives in Europe, founded in 1938. It particularly focuses on the taxonomy of a "Cold War Archive" and its ideological implications rooted in a vague and arbitrarily applied notion of "socialist realism". It will as well present first hand sources about how musical censorship on different levels (music aesthetics, textual, biographical) was applied on archived sound sources and what visual codes were used to denounce exclusion and defamation of musical works or artists. In a second part the talk will highlight the artistic potential of such sound archives, introducing my artistic collaboration with the Soundwalk Collective on censored sounds, as well as silences and absences in the archive.
Lundi 16 octobre, de 14h à 16h à la MAE (Université Paris Nanterre), salle 308F