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Ian Nutting

Ian is a PhD student in musicology whose work on acousmatic sound (sound without a source or cause), and the set of phenomena known as the worldwide Hum, quixotically attempts to develop an anti-disciplinary methodology capable of granting music, a historically and culturally meaningful aesthetic category, an emancipatory charge with the potential to liberate the human sensorium from its alienation under the anaesthetic capitalist regime. But, ever the cynic, Ian remains steeled against the more likely outcome of a recapitulation of the status quo. His reporting on musicological events at the university can be found on the Unit’s blog “Kritik.”

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