Auraldiversities: Session Three

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An ecology of the ear

Session lead: Dr. Patrick Farmer (Oxford Brookes University)

(Lecture; lorkshop)

If you were to peel off your skin imagine what you would feel as if you were listening with your entire body? Participants will be encouraged to reflect on moments in their lives when they have ‘heard’ sound with parts of their body other than the ear. What can sound make us feel when we receive it in such seemingly discursive ways? How can thinking about sound and the body help us to create imaginative and unmediated relationships between sound and the sign?

Over the duration of this session we will begin to design a phenomenological and fantastical map of the auditory body, contemplating, possibly even experiencing, ways in which the body can be taken apart and put back together again. We will informally discuss the ecology of the ear and the implications for such a study on listening and environment, looking at contextual examples from sources such as The Upanishads and Antonin Artaud.

No hollows and No Projections

Session lead: Ingrid Plum (London College of Communication; University of Brighton)

(Workshop)

No Hollows and No Projections takes its title from Lao Tzu. Through a variety of exercises working with listening and sounding we will identify existing habits and new ways of working with sound. The workshop explores deep listening exercises, qigong, sonic meditations, improvisation and sounding with object and voice, following the teachings of Pauline Oliveros and Meredith Monk as well as a wealth of techniques gathered from teachers and traditions around the world and exercises from Ingrid Plum’s recent publication ‘UnSounding The Voice”. Together we will examine the connection between our internal processing of sound and our interaction with the external world. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and is best suited to those with an interest in listening practice, making sound, sound art, experimental music and sonic meditation, but previous practice in those fields is not necessary. Learn a range of exercises to benefit production and performance skills with a focus on deep listening and harmony, involving discussion and supportive group work. By the end of the workshop participants will have a ‘toolkit’ of exercises they can work with to expand their own practice.

Search and Reflect on Aural Diversity and Improvised Music

Session lead: Stuart Wilding (Independent scholar)

(Discussion; workshop)

This session will consist of a discussion that focuses on and problematises the role of listening in improvised music. Taking some of the examples widely used; that were originated by the drummer John Stevens, to encourage a variety of participants to improvise together, it will offer the chance to explore some games and exercises to examine improvisation as both a participatory experience and one that highlights the importance of listening. The aim is to think about these early ideas of how we listen and play music and to rethink them in terms of a more complex and diverse range of hearing and sensitive hearers, to embrace the emerging agenda of aural diversity.

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Auraldiversities is a series of lectures, workshops and in-situ training sessions seeking to encourage creative and critical attention towards aural diversity within the arts and humanities, with particular focus on an ecology of the ear, designed for all those researching within the Arts and Humanities, especially those with an interest in the creative, social and political dimensions of sound and listening.

These sessions specifically address the need for further study and practice inspired by, and concerning, this specific turn in research and focus on a particular theme led by an academic/practitioner with invited guests selected to represent a range of approaches. A CHASE PhD candidate with associated research interests will also give a presentation.

Sessions are purposefully multifaceted, practical, intuitive and experimental in approach and encourage collaborative work and collective activities:

Sign up to the other sessions in the series here

Session One: Thursday 13 F ebruary | 10-6pm |

Session Two: Thursday 27 February | 10-6pm |

Session Three: Thursday 12 March | 10-6pm |

Plenary: Thursday 26 March | 3-6pm |

All attendees to sessions should attend the plenary where possible.

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