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Episode 09: Unveiling the Power and Beauty of Noise with Richard Garet

Richard Garet joins us to discuss noise as an expressive medium that challenges our perception of sound and emotions. He shares his methods for creating immersive sound and visual installations, using unconventional materials like amplified EMF emissions, modified audiocassettes, and dysfunctional tape players. Through his work, Garet demonstrates how discarded devices can illustrate the function and de-functionalization of media while also critiquing our obsession with material possessions. He shares his installations that combine sound and visual components and explains how he creates static images, one of which was installed on Times Square, providing an optical journey through the famous location.

About Richard Garet

Richard Garet is a multimedia artist based in both NYC and South Florida. His sound works encompass installation, active listening composition, and live performances. Each piece originates from his studio practice, guiding his exploration of materials and the possibilities they offer. Garet’s approach to sound involves engaging with the sonic properties of various materials, which serve as both sources and instruments. These materials include amplified EMF emissions (electromagnetic fields), modified audiocassettes, dysfunctional tape players, modified speakers, circuit boards, sonification of light, field recordings, and computer processing.

Garet’s book recommendations to our listeners

1. Sound Art and the Sonic Unconscious by Christoph Cox

2. Sound Art or Klangkunst? A reading of the German and English literature on sound art by Andreas Engstrom and Asa Stjerna

3. Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion.

Find more about Richard Garet

Garet’s Website

Vimeo Page

Bandcamp Page

Soundologia and Richard Garet are offering approximately 6 hours of free sound from Richard’s live performances, which have been uploaded on the internet for our listeners.

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Pedja Kovačević
Pedja Kovačević

Pedja Kovačević is a Serbian-born musicologist, concert producer, and music producer who founded Soundologia. He moved to the United States in 2018 and graduated in Music Management and Production from Florida International University's School of Music. Pedja has extensive experience in music education, music business, and audio production. He has taught a course on experimental and electro-acoustic music at FIU's School of Music, overseeing concerts and handling sound and tech duties. He has worked as a program coordinator and music administrator at various music and arts schools in Miami.

As a musicologist and music writer, Pedja has published articles on music and presented studies at international conferences and forums in the U.S., Poland, Greece, and Serbia. His writings explore the relationship between music and other art forms, such as painting, architecture, poetry, prose, and photography. In one of his papers, Pedja presents a new perspective on the aesthetic aspects of sound through Deep Listening, a concept introduced by American composer Pauline Oliveros. Pedja promotes experimental and electronic music and with his guests discuss their experimental music projects.

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