Thursday, November 27th, 2014, 20.00 GERHARD KUBIK Auditory illusions in African Music I Lecture I Auditory illusions in African Music Lecture Far from laboratories the lecturer stumbled upon the so-called i.p. effect (inherent pattern effect) in  December 1959, in Kampala, Uganda, during lessons in amadinda xylophone playing. Amadinda music is  compose of interlocking tone-rows giving rise to a puzzle of criss-crossing melodic-rhythmic lines in  auditory perception, lines that no one has played as such. The  effect is intentional and the result of  meticulous research in auditory perception by the ancient composers of the court music of the Kingdom  of Buganda (founded in the 14th century A.D.). Later it was also documented in other African musical  traditions. The effect is comparable to optical illusions as in some of Gaetano Kanizsa’s phantom  triangles and phantom rings. (Cf. Kubik: Theory of African Music, vol. 2 Chicago: University of Chicago  Press, 2010, pp. 107 - 130).  [Gerhard Kubik] GERHARD KUBIK Gerhard Kubik, Ph.D. 1971 University of Vienna, is a cultural anthropologist, ethnomusicologist and  psychoanalyst with a vast background in Africa, North and South America. He is the author of some 200  publications and several books including Africa and the Blues,   Mississippi Press 1999. He is affiliated  with the Oral Literature Research Programme, Chileka, Malawi, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal  Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 
shut up and listen! 2014 Interdisziplinäres Festival für Musik und Klangkunst