Entzute kritiko-rako argazkia. Arnau Horta

Mrs Elviria Zipitria, 7 – Urgull mountain
20003 San Sebastián

picture for the Critical Listening project

Critical listening is series of hearings proposed by guest artists, with the objective of creating a new line of investigation within the Listening Observatory project around habitual methods and formats of listening and hearing...

arnau horta: we are listening in a room

October 27, 2016

Arnau Horta: We are listening in a room

We are listening in a room is a sonic action-talk based around the hybridisation between two key works of 20th century sonic and conceptual art: 4’33’’ (1953) by John Cage and I am sitting in a room (1969) by Alvin Lucier. By subjecting the "silence" of the space in which the meeting will take place, Lucier's device uncovers the resonance of its architecture: its "voice". This exercise in "expanded listening" and "sonic uncovering" will be a starting point for a later discussion to examine various questions connected with the action of listening and its intimate connection with the act of inhabiting a space.

You can download the PDF of the programme here [72 KB]


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