Conference Publication Details
Mandatory Fields
Stephen Roddy
Invisible Places
Absolute Nothingness: The Kyoto School and Sound Art Practice
Optional Fields
Kyoto School, Nishida, Nishitani,Tanabe, John Cage, Fluxus, Sound Art
Sao Miguel, Azores
This paper explores how the concept of Absolute Nothingness as developed in the thought of three key Kyoto School thinkers Nishida Kitarō, Tanabe Hajime and Nishitani Keiji has influenced the practice of sound art. The paper examines the influence of these three philosophers on D.T. Suzuki and John Cage, the Mono-ha movement, and the Fluxus movement before examining how these influences have shaped sound art practice.
Science Foundation Ireland
Grant Details
Science Foundation Ireland
This publication has emanated from research conducted with the financial support of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund under Grant Number 13/RC/2077.