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Colonizing the alien sound: Conceptual aesthetics and the conquering of the sonic other (trans. from English by Tatiana Pirusskaya)

This essay thinks through encounters with "alien sounds", sounds that enable unfamiliar territories while bound with some distant prior knowledge or speculation that excites our curiosity. Exploring a sound art piece that employs sounds of whales, it looks how aesthetic responses towards art are bound with knowledge, concepts and representations as well as the larger social contexts in which they are played out. Following from that, it argues that conceptual art pieces that mobilize the alien can avoid exoticizing tendencies by reflecting on the conditions through which the alien has been constituted as such.