This 15th episode of the SIMM-podcast is a reflective one.  The main guest in this episode is sociologist Hartmut Rosa (16’30->45’54).  Lukas Pairon interviews him on his book ‘Resonance – A Sociology of Our Relationship to the World’, but we also hear interviews with musicians Tom Pauwels (2’33->6’50), Chrissy Dimitriou (6’56->8’40), Michael Schmid (8’46->14’40 + 23’20->24’35 + 28’56->31’10) and Filip Verneert (14’48->16’13).

Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology and Social Theory at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, and director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies in Erfurt, both in Germany.

Following his now classical ‘Social Acceleration’, Hartmut Rosa invites us in his book ‘Resonance’ to reflect on and consider the alternative relationship of being in resonance with the world.

It was first published in German in 2016 and later translated in different languages. The French translation appeared in 2018, and the English version was released in 2019.

Hartmut Rosa was the keynote speaker at the 7th international SIMM-posium organized from 12 to 14th December 2022 at the London based Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in collaboration with the Copenhagen Rhythmic Music Conservatory and the research network SIMM. The recording of his keynote can be found here on Vimeo and here on YouTube.

Referenced during this podcast-episode: anechoic chamber‘Breathcore’ by Michael SchmidLuciano Berio’s ‘Sequenze’Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker‘En Atendant’ by RosasMorton Feldman’s ‘Crippled Symmetry’Stephen Greenblatt’s ‘The Swerve’Guildhall School of Music and DramaIctusIrcamEmmanuel LevinasEmmanuelle LizèreGeorge Herbert MeadMozarteumparticipatory sense-makingSIMM-research-seminar London (September 2022)