Publishing house, Urbanomic has built up a fine reputation for releasing writing that upends conventional wisdom on a whole range of topics, from politics, philosophy, gambling and even cooking. In their most recent book, The Order of Sounds: A Sonorous Archipelago, author François J. Bonnet, who also composes under alter ego Kassel Jaeger and works at the legendary GRM in Paris, poses a challenging reevaluation of the act of listening, sound and the passage with which objects and events come to leave sonic traces on the perceiver. Sound complex? Never fear, because Robin Mackay caught up with Bonnet in Paris and recorded a fascinating podcast/primer on the major themes of the book, and some exemplary music. Dive in and get your thoughts on music turned upside down.
You can also read the ever-on Robin Mackay in conversation with electronic music maverick Lee Gamble here.