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CTM 2022: Contact Traces

Arguably, presence is a quality of (music) performance that reveals aspects of representation that are not obvious in sound alone. The burgeoning philosophy of somaesthetics proposes that our bodies are an indispensable “tool of tools” and so by enhancing our bodily perceptions we may improve our quality of life.

Machines as Literary Companions

A long-running thread through the manifold work of Constant is an interest in collaborating with machines on installations, worksessions, and publications.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Alex E. Chávez – Part 1

Alex E. Chávez’s anthropological and autoethnographic practices address the relation between sound, power, and culture, especially in terms of how Latinx diasporic sonic traditions and experiments move through histories of migration.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Alex E. Chávez – Part 2

A focus on sound, sonic practices, and sounding within the larger framework of Latinx studies necessarily invokes a concern with emplacement, which is necessarily embodied.

Crypto Art Annotations: From Cold Retromania to Creatively Weird

When the “Homer Pepe” NFT sold for 205 ETH ($320,000), Barry Threw cheered: “The art world is a software problem now.”

On Necessary Work

Over six weekends in spring 2021, Adelita Husni Bey met with a cohort of eight unionized healthcare workers based in the US and Denmark for an online filmmaking workshop focused on their experiences working in hospitals throughout the first year of the pandemic.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Allie Martin

Allie Martin uses ethnographic fieldwork and digital humanities methodologies to consider how gentrification impacts and impedes on Black sonic life.

You Can’t Play Here – Or, Forms of Infinite Play

From the privilege of suburbia and gated communities to histories of segregation, playgrounds are powerfully representative of the economic and psychic divides across race, gender, class, and physical mobility.

Beyond Follows: Trust In Computing

Trust is a felt quality of human relations, ephemeral and changing. Social media is an attempt to extend real sociality and to represent real trust. What is the shape of this data?

A Reparative Approach to Publishing

Where oral histories have long been anchored in practices of repetition and versioning, systems of publishing are still learning to trust and fully incorporate these dynamics, finding room for changes that are not based in the singular but in the collective.

A Generic Article

The generic: objects and ideas that are so pervasive we become unable to see their specificity.

Imaginary Blockscape

In the Cageian sense, an “experimental action is one the outcome of which is not foreseen.” To understand the potential of NFTs for experimental music, we don’t need to look any further than this sixty-year-old one-liner.

Collectively Setting Conditions for Re-Use

How can we create conditions for re-use which acknowledge different kinds of contributors? Oriented by a feminist and intersectional understanding of authorship, Constant considers cultural expressions as always already situated within the communities with which we exist.

Process and Protocol with BGNM

What happens when experimental musicians and composers explore Web3 and blockchains? MARCH is pleased to announce a co-publishing partnership with Berliner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (Berlin New Music Society) in conjunction with their weekend-long festival PROCESS AND PROTOCOL April 1 – 3, 2022.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Cog•nate Collective

Cog•nate Collective develops research projects, public interventions, and experimental pedagogical programs in collaboration with communities across the US/Mexico border region.

Bonny Light Bears Inhumanity

In 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other environmental activists, all of Ogoni origin, were hanged by the Nigerian government for standing in the way of the Royal Dutch Shell oil company. Saro-Wiwa’s work acted as a catalyst for some, if not all, who came afterwards, and his legacy continues through songs, poems, films, and visual art.

Histories of White Ecologies, Gratitudes for Black Ecologies

If critical histories, white Anthropocene narratives, and the will-to-protect invite a “rampant inability to imagine alternative futures outside an apocalyptic state of emergency,” a gift of Black ecological thought is its hopeful, invigorated energies and will-to-change.

Becoming Sponge: Sustaining Practice Through Protocols of Web Publishing

As part of its ongoing work exploring the importance of infrastructure, Constant searches for ways to explore the feminist potential of free software, practices of maintenance, short and longer time frames, and how technology both produces norms and marginalizes – and they find inspiration in the figure of the sponge.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Jillian Hernandez

Writing through her experience as a founding member of the community arts collective Women on the Rise!, Jillian Hernandez examines how Black and Latinx working-class bodies, sexualities, and cultural practices are policed through gendered tropes of deviance and respectability.

BOMB Interview on Consuming Nature

Laurel V. McLaughlin recently interviewed Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas for BOMB Magazine on their multi-faceted project Consuming Nature which includes publicly sited billboards, documentary audio, installations, programming, and an essay published on MARCH last fall.