Listening/Intervention

listening workshop

What
The workshop is open to anyone concerned with the possibility of interaction between sound, space and listening.

Through a series of pieces and exercises that stage specific acoustic phenomena, the workshop encourages the active role of the listener and his/her own potentials to perceive and engage with sound.

The main aim of the workshop is to offer a wide range of listening experiences in order to lead participants to recognize sound as a concrete presence that puts the listener in relation with space, materials and other people’s bodies.

The workshop resembles to an extended performance where participants becomes actively involved in the creation/experience of the proposed activities. Far from being confined to the sonic domain, Listening/Intervention introduces concepts and principles that can easily be appropriated and applied to other research fields. To this respect, the workshop functions as a stimulus for interdisciplinary practice and as a context for experimentation.

List of possible activities
The sound of your feet in the room; blindfolded walk to the wall; touch the others with a microphone; someone is listening from inside a cardboard box; “anolog” filters and white noise; ears at the wall; hit the microphone with a slinghost; try to avoid any feedback to occur on your way to the amp; find the spot where two different sounds are perceived at the same loudness; walk away from the sound source up to the point where you cannot hear it anymore; participants’ bodies functioning as absorption panels.

Duration
The activities of the workshop are developed in relation to the given space and are distributed over a duration time of min 3 hours and max 18 hours (6 hours a day for 3 days).

Technical needs
A silent room with windows and warm floor
Sound system + mixer + 50/100 meters xlr cable + 2 dynamic mic
Access to the space and rehearsals 1 day before the workshop

Max number of participants
15

Documentation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52_f4094wD4
https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidetidoni/albums/72157650976176766