Listening Session
Thinking Together

Ways of Listening 4

Please Leave Your Ears at the Door

River delta in Island

River delta in Island

© / Oleh_Slobodeniuk

  • In English

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“I’m not sure we always hear the same things.”
Maryanne Amacher 2004

“It was clear that the songs weren’t complete in themselves, but part of a larger fictional system to which listeners were only ever granted partial access.”
Mark Fisher 2007

There are always more ways to hear, many sensitivities at play. In this listening session, we will use a variegated array of strategies to listen to sound poetry, music, field recordings and other diverse sonic materials. We will de-emphasise the ear as the normative site of audition so as to proliferate a host of conceptual, haptic & visual modes. We will cover questions, such as: What does it sound like to listen thru a midi conversion algorithm? What did Shazam hear when it misfires? How can unsound (that which is outside of our auditory sensitivity) be listened to?


Lendl Barcelos (CA/PT)

As part of “Defragmentation – Curating Contemporary Music”
A project of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD) / Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Donaueschinger Musiktage, MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues and in cooperation with the Ultima Festival Oslo