“Why not our voices? New listenings and new worlds in the sonic imaginary”
We live in sound, it is all around us. We are implicated in the social relationships and ideologies that we hear reflected back to us. Sound art offers the chance to critique the world that we hear and to produce new and different possibilities. Are sound artists taking up the challenge of offering new ways of knowing or changing the world and does this need new ways of listening and understanding? Can sound art or listening act as tools for radical change by ‘de-conditioning’ our listening and help us cross linguistic, cultural, geographic, ethnic, gendered, specied and sexual prejudicial borders? This presentation will consider how a new listenings might lead to a richer more inclusive sound art that can embrace and celebrate difference.
This Wednesday, 27th April 4pm – 6pm, G19, Old Mining Building, University of Leeds. Invitied for a Research Seminar as part of a new research centre: Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE).
Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104
January 20 – February 20, 2016
Works on display include US and international artists David Faithfull, Cathy Lane, Paul Martin, Brian Nissen, James Walsh and Chris Welsby, and the exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog and essay by the Curator.
This exhibition presents six artists that are engaged in mapping through intensive research of either the land or sea or both but without conforming to any “conventional signs” other than those they have invented. In this case the artist’s tabula rasa transforms into a personal meditation on place, evoking both palpable and mythological sites presented through varied media.
I am delighted to be talking about ‘Playing with Words: Spoken language as material for composition’ on the invitation of Dr. Fernando Estenssoro, director(s) of the Instituto de Estudios Avanzados de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile, and artists and poet Dr Felipe Cussen as part of his Fondecyt Regular funded research project ‘Samples and Loops in contemporary Poetry.’
Insituto de Estudios Avanzados, USACH, Calle Roman Diaz 89, Santiago, Chile 19.00 Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/events/855373614576451/