Listening Program curated by Dominik ‘t Jolle (cancelled)

Sat 24 Oct 2020 - 15:00 to 23:00
Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Neerpelt

The Belgian sound artist Dominik 't Jolle was invited to curate in the context of the festival a listening program. The programme will examine the complex relations between our sound environment, the economic and political purposes of the current systems we are living in and the growing state of emergency regarding the global climate crisis. The focus lies on field recording as a musical tool to explore new connections and imaginations that question the origin of sounds and vibrations which emanate from societal machinery, both ecological, social and economic. Central is the impact of our sonic environment on our human and non human natural behaviour. The artists were invited to send in new and existing pieces of maximum 20 min. Especially for the program, a quadraphonic immersive listening space will be created, in which pieces will be live performed and listened to. Because of the current situation, not all artists will be present at the festival, but will introduce their soundpiece via online communication. 

Session 1 

Philip Samartzis (AU) – The Blizzard (21’): 24 hour recording of katabatic wind during the most intense blizzard ever recorded at Casey Station.

Kate Carr (AU/UK) – Heatwave (20'): Heatwave in London 2019.

Anja Kanngieser (AU) – Mining the Deep (20’): Soundscape documentary about resistance to deep seabed mining in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

Session 2 

Thorsten Soltau (DE) – Refugium (20’): The forest as a free zone during the shutdowns caused by the COVID19 pandemic.

Tarab Eamon Sprod (AU) – Oblique Containers (23’): Sonic scavenging with sound collected from various neglected urban spaces, often generated by hand from the rubbish and debris found.

Slavek Kwi (IR/CZ) – Exploring the potential of extrasensory communication (20’): An attempt to create telepathic connection between Belgium and Ireland.

Session 3 

Dominik ‘t Jolle (BE) – Phantomphonia (15’): On neuronal connections and tinnitus.

Maria Komarova (BY) – 555 bugs (17’): Sound performance with diy electronics and daily objects.

Piotr Tolmachov (PL) – Collapsing Radioforce Mantras (30’): The audio/visual hypnotic side of various voice communications between flight operation officers and pilots of US & EU Comment end strategic reconnaissance aircrafts like TR-1(U-2), SR-71 Blackbird,...

The Listening Program is part of the parcours program which takes place on saturday 24.10 at Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof and will be performed three times between 15:00 and 23:30.

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