In LISTENING SPACES we expand the concept of the space around us, exploring sounds in close proximity to our ears and those that exist on the further reaches of our hearing capabilities. 

 

A packed programme exploring sounds from around the world with the remarkable RADIO APOREEE interface and SWARMING recordings of Paris, while THE WORLD AS A COMPOSER uses live CCTV footage for sound manipulation.  The space is a compositional partner with a live shakuhachi player in FIVE HAIKU and in flux with DISSOLVING SPACES that fuse the virtual/real crossover spaces created by the media we use and the internet. SOUND MASSAGE II, in its second season, creates surreal compositions from close-up, binaurally recorded object sounds; and BINAURAL SOUNDSCAPES extends binaural recording techniques to outdoor locations in South Africa.

Fridays 22nd Jan - 12th Feb

Varied times

THE WORLD AS A COMPOSER

ALASTAIR MCNEILL

This work is not about control, not about data collection and not about being monitored. It is not an opinion piece. The Covid-19 pandemic has flipped meaning on its head, the new world we live in is hard to understand and the invisible virus is an abstract that is difficult to visualise. It will be presented in as many languages and locations as possible.

2nd March

19:00

YOU USED TO CALL ME ON MY CELLPHONE

DORON SADJA

In this work, every audience member is called up individually on the telephone and performed to for a short period of time. Each performance is improvised and exists only for the person being called. Each person's microphone can be live processed and incorporated into their own private piece.

16th March

19:00

ALL THE LITTLE THINGS

DORON SADJA

A frenzied POV style investigation of random sound and light making objects found around the artist’s bedroom. Using custom built contact mics, hydrophones, solar mics, bat detectors, and electromagnetic microphones, each object becomes a scene of sonic exploration in this intimate encounter.

Wednesdays 3rd Feb - 24th Feb

All day

BINAURAL SOUNDSCAPES

NIKKI SHETH

A series of durational field recordings focused on environmental listening taken in the Limpopo province of South Africa in 2017. All sessions have been presented in binaural, creating an immersive, 360° listening space. This series of listening sessions provides immersive spatial listening and a sense of escapism at a time where travel is limited.

Wednesdays 3rd Mar - 17th Mar

20:00

SOUND MASSAGE II

REBECCA HORROX

Close up binaural compositions for headphone listening. Taking ASMR techniques to the realm of psychoactive journeying.

Sundays 21st Mar - 11th Apr

tbc

FIVE HAIKU

LAONIKOS PSIMIKAKIS-CHALKOKONDYLIS

Five Haiku is a series of short audio-only soundwalks which you're invited to join at dawn. Each Haiku episode last approximately 20 minutes and will involve listeners getting out of their homes for a short walk and listening, guided and accompanied by shakuhachi player Laonikos. Ending with a recitation of a haiku by Basho, selected for that particular morning.

Thursdays 18th Feb

All day

SWARMING - PARIS COLLECTION

ERIC LA CASA

A selection of recordings from Paris of immediate surroundings and unusual environments.

9th March

19:00

IN PIECES

DORON SADJA

A long form streaming performance (or potentially an at-home installation) designed to turn the entirety of each audience member’s house into a stage for a multichannel live sound performance.

Interface available anytime.

Special episodes on Mondays 22nd March 17:00

RADIO APOREE

UDO NOLL

A showcase of a global sound map, separate episodes and interactive workshop.

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