Photo: Danielle Banks

Resonance Radio Orchestra

Overheard (Suspension of Belief Sketch 4)


27 Feb 2010  •  DCA, Dundee

There are core ways in which our listening to the radio differs from other kinds of listening.  What happens when we pay attention to how we pay attention?

Listening to the radio isn’t like other kinds of listening: our attention drifts from and returns to it as we go about our everyday lives.  Could we imagine radio that inverts this relationship, listening to and drifting between the incidental activities of its listener’s everyday lives, reacting to and broadcasting them back to be listened to again. Resonance are going to listen to KYTN and to the everyday, incidental background chatter they can hear there; this might include your background chatter.  Short clips of the recordings they make will be used as the starting point for actors and musicians to respond to during the performance. 

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