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Rogue Syntax: Primer

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ROGUE SYNTAX: PRIMER. A new audio documentary by: Nathan Gray, Danni Zuvela & Makiko Yamamoto, with Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen. First episode airs: January 2021. Presented by: Liquid Architecture (Melbourne) & 1646 (The Hague). Supported by: The Australia Council for the Arts & City of Melbourne.

ROGUE SYNTAX: PRIMER. A new audio documentary by: Nathan Gray, Danni Zuvela & Makiko Yamamoto, with Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen. First episode airs: January 2021. Presented by: Liquid Architecture (Melbourne) & 1646 (The Hague). Supported by: The Australia Council for the Arts & City of Melbourne.

Location:

Germany

Description:

ROGUE SYNTAX: PRIMER. A new audio documentary by: Nathan Gray, Danni Zuvela & Makiko Yamamoto, with Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen. First episode airs: January 2021. Presented by: Liquid Architecture (Melbourne) & 1646 (The Hague). Supported by: The Australia Council for the Arts & City of Melbourne.

Language:

English


Episodes

3 part 2 - If Only They Could Speak

5/24/2022
The second part of our investigation into what happens when humans try to make non-humans talk, deals with two experiments with chimpanzees both intended to disprove ascendant theories of Noam Chomsky from the 60s onwards. We continue to listen to the evolving ethics of behavioural experiments with animals and the tragic effects on chimps and humans alike whose lives were altered by this struggle between competing linguistic theorists and theories. Featuring music by Vera Dvale and guests...

Duration:00:56:08

3 - The Clever Hans Effect

11/23/2021
ROGUE SYNTAX PRIMER, EPISODE 3 Part 1: THE CLEVER HANS EFFECT In the early 20th century, experiments with a performing horse, “Clever Hans”, sparked off a wave of scientific interest in the communication capacities of animals which continue today. Episode 3 of ROGUE SYNTAX is in two parts and both deal with this legacy of what happens when humans try to make non-humans talk. Part 1 explores the stories of “talking” horses and chimpanzee sign language experiments; introduces concepts such as...

Duration:01:01:18

2 - Animal Languaging

6/21/2021
In the second episode of Rogue Syntax: Primer we listen in to animal signals, and attempt to place them within the context of their own worlds - worlds that we humans have become increasingly distanced from but which nonetheless resonate with calls, responses, songs and sonic forms we as yet lack the capacity to understand. In other words we look at the language-like capacities of our animal relatives and what they make possible – communication and cooperation both within and between...

Duration:01:15:28

Contexts 2: Field Recordings with Felicity Mangan

5/5/2021
This is Rogue Syntax - Contexts No. 2 with Felicity Mangan. Felicity is a sound artist and composer based in Berlin who works with the varying timbres of animal voices combining them into quasi bio-acoustic environments. She has recordings out on Longform Editions and Mappa Editions, and you can check her stuff out on felicitymangan.org We’re hosting some of her field recordings here as context for the next episode in which we examine the complexities of animal communications and one of the...

Duration:01:39:36

Contexts 1 - Critical Flicker Frequencies by Nathan Gray

4/17/2021
While we’re making Episode 2 of Rogue Syntax: Primer on animal communications, we thought we’d prepare the ground with a few relevant artworks for you. Here we present Critical Flicker Frequencies by our very own Nathan Gray, which also strolls through the animal world via the problematics of perception. "...this eyeless animal finds the way to her watchpoint [at the top of a tall blade of grass] with the help of only its skin’s general sensitivity to light. The approach of her prey becomes...

Duration:00:54:35

1 - Between the Ear and The Mouth

1/24/2021
This episode offers listeners a high-end undercoat of linguistic basics, upon which successive Rogue Syntax layers will be built. A project by Nathan Gray, Makiko Yamamoto & Danni Zuvela, with linguist Rikke Bundegaard-Nielson, supported by Liquid Architecture (Melbourne), 1646 (The Hague) and Australia Council for the Arts.

Duration:00:56:09

Episode 1 (Preview)

1/6/2021
Rogue Syntax is coming. #ear #mouth #speech #language #listening #experimentalmusic #contemporaryart UP NOW on all podcast platforms - a preview of Rogue Syntax: Episode 1, which drops next week. Featuring (among others) Robert Ashley and Laurie Anderson (DNA donors/style icons); vocal antics; and forensic analysis of one very dumb sentence. A project by Nathan Gray, Makiko Yamamoto & Danni Zuvela, with linguist Rikke Bundegaard-Nielson, supported by Liquid Architecture (Melbourne), 1646...

Duration:00:06:51

Rogue Syntax Preview 01

12/10/2020
Preview of Rogue Syntax: Primer

Duration:00:02:23