December 2009

“It sort of removes you from you. You can no longer formulate your own thoughts when you’re in an environment like that.”

Article from 2008 on the use of music in Guantanamo Bay.

Here is a related essay by musicologist Suzanne Cusick about Music as Torture/Music as a Weapon.

And a potted history of Music Torture in the War of Terror.

I’ll be giving a talk for Robert Henke  about my Sonic Warfare book at Berlin’s University for the Arts on Thursday, January 14th 2010 at 7pm.

Looking forward very much to the publication of this collection of texts from the Nick Land crypt appropriately entitled ‘Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007’ forthcoming next year on Robin Mackay’s essential Urbanomic imprint.

While I’m at it, anyone interested in tracing the other divergent ghosts of the Ccru should start by reading these:

Luciana Parisi’s Abstract Sex

Anna Greenspan’s India & the IT Revolution

Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism

Kodwo Eshun’s More Brilliant Than Sun


Sadie Plant’s Zeros & Ones

Full story here.

Hmm. . .Not sure my book will go down too well in that part of the world. Lets hope the politics of frequency doesn’t become stricken by moral panics.

More info on SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome) and other Cardiac arrhythmias here and here.