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Cardiff Listening Sessions #1: Gather

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G39

Oxford Street

Cardiff

CF24 3DT

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The Listening Sessions are semi-regular events for collective listening.

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The Listening Sessions are semi-regular events for collective listening. You’re invited to bring along a track to share (mp3 format, on a USB stick or from your phone) in response to the session’s theme. We welcome music of all genres and you may respond in any way you like. It could also be a track you’ve produced yourself, but doesn’t have to be. The sessions are intimate and informal and there is no pressure to play a track, you are welcome to just come and listen.

The event is open to women, non-binary people and all other trans people.

We wanted to use the first session, in the first month of the decade, to collect ourselves with the theme of ‘Gather’. ‘Gather’ is the most general term for bringing together from a spread-out or scattered state:

GATHER

Congregate,

Assemble.

Pile-ups,

Joins,

Accumulations.

Rally,

Regroup,

Come together.

You can choose whether or not to share a track on the night but if you can, please tell us when you RSVP if you would like to play something, so we can make sure there’s enough time to play everyone’s contributions! We'll chat about each track after it's played.

If you are bringing a long track, please pick a 6 minute fragment to play.

More info/ background:

The Listening Sessions are run by a small group of artists interested in crossovers between visual art, sound and music. This one is hosted by Clare Charles, Freya Dooley and Cinzia Mutigli.

The first event is hosted at g39, though the Listening Sessions are not attached to any organisation and future sessions may be held in other spaces. G39 is wheelchair accessible and there’s a small car park.

If you have any queries or questions about access requirements, please email us at cardifflisteningsessions@gmail.com.

The Listening Sessions are borrowed from the model devised by Synaptic Island, who are a collective of women and non-binary DJs that host bi-monthly listening sessions, and regular open deck sessions at Corsica Studios in London. We’re grateful for their support in adopting the sessions in Cardiff! Check them out here, where you can also listen to the mixes from previous sessions they’ve hosted:

https://synapticisland.com

Synaptic Island also recently hosted a session as part of Freya Dooley’s exhibition at Chapter Gallery in 2019- the theme for that one was ‘Earworms’ and you can listen to the mix here:

https://soundcloud.com/synapticisland/listening-session-11-earworms

Guidelines:

Please be on time and prepared to stay until the end of the session- we will try our best to make sure that it finishes on time!

We'll do our best to make sure everyone who wants to play a track can, so keep your contribution under 6 mins please.

Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

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CF24 3DT

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