noise or/and/is politics: discussion + datacide magazine presentation

Saturday, 18 March

noise or/and/is politics: discussion + datacide magazine presentation

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Noise as an abstract concept can already be read in a political sense, in face of the cybernetic forms of government that we see intensifying around us. Noise is the impossibility of perfect flow and seamless communication, which reminds us the material contradictions in the way that the social medium is designed and governed.

There has been, in the history of music and the history of struggles, times and situations in which certain noises and sounds have entered in resonance with certain political intensities of the communities and groups that were creating and enjoying these sounds.

In contemporary times, the normalized situations and formats in which music is circulated and the accelerated rhythms of production and consumption seem to leave those combinations of music and political praxis to a nostalgic past.

Starting from our surroundings, starting from the fact that we organize parties to dance together to certain music, we want to take the time to chat a bit about the above with the friends and comrades that make and play this music, and with whom we share some political urgencies and practices.

Alongside the discussion, a new issue of the Datacide magazine will be presented. Datacide has been a long-running publishing project which has collected many different texts/images/etc. from around the world which explore the politics of this noise we call electronic music and the noise in the politics which affect the world around us and the worlds we make for ourselves.

After the discussion we will party all night! There might be food.

Date & Time: 

Saturday, 18 March, 2017 - 18:00


  • discussion/presentation
  • meeting
  • music/concert


  • datacide


  • free
  • by donation
Spuistraat 216
1012 VT Amsterdam


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