Jan 192017
 

20170129_154855The Listening Wall is a wall of curated scores for listening and sound related instruction scores. 

LISTEN…

In 1966, sound art pioneer Max Neuhaus stamped the word “LISTEN” onto the hands of participating audiences and took them on a walk around Manhatten, listening to industrial rumblings, buzzings of Puerto Rican street life and lastly, a percussion performance. It marked his transition from percussionist to sound artist (although of course at the time the term was not yet used).

At the same time, we live in divisive times, and walls are units of separations. Say, like a wall of silence for example. Or indeed the Great Walls of China / Mexico. This one is not like that. Because when we listen, we can’t fail to connect.

Now [meta-score]:

Take one of the scores provided here. Listen with it to this environment. Or make some sound yourself in tune with your chosen score, say, kicking a wall or a stone. When’ you’re done, feel free to add your own listening suggestions on the back and tack it onto the wall. Or take one home with you and do it later. 

 


Incarnations

1. The first iteration took place at the Chinese Open, London, from 29 Jan – 5 Feb 2017. 

WITH SCORES BY

CATHERINE CLOVER |DAVID BLOOR | HELEN FROSI | INGRID PLUM | IRIS GARRELFS | JAMES WILKIE | JEZ RILEY FRENCH | JOHN KANNENBERG | JO THOMAS | JOHN CAGE | JUDE COWAN MONTAGUE | LISA BUSBY | LIZ HELMAN | MARIA PAPADOMANOLAKI | PAULINE OLIVEROS | SALOME VOEGELIN | SHARON GAL | VIV CORRINGHAM | YOKO ONO

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2. The second iteration took place at the Linear Obsessional Festival, at the ArtsCafe, Manor Park, London SE13 5QZ on on 21st May 2017

WITH SCORES BY

CATHERINE CLOVER |DAVID BLOOR |GRAHAM DUNNING | HELEN FROSI | INGRID PLUM | IRIS GARRELFS | JAMES WILKIE | JEZ RILEY FRENCH | JOHN KANNENBERG | JO THOMAS | JOHN CAGE | JUDE COWAN MONTAGUE | LISA BUSBY | LIZ HELMAN | MARIA PAPADOMANOLAKI | PAULINE OLIVEROS | SALOME VOEGELIN | SHARON GAL | VIV CORRINGHAM | YOKO ONO

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3. From 4-6 August, Listening Wall will migrate to the Supernormal Festival, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire.

DETAILS TBC

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