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Script papers are strewn across a black floor

No Total

No Total

Or staying within the tale

What kind of listening and acknowledging do we offer each other? What is it to listen to an ‘elsewhere’, and do we ever do anything else when we listen to music? The No-Total project is a developed collaboration between two reading groups, one in Glasgow and one in New York, both reading In the Break by Fred Moten and then devising a way of sharing those experiences with an audience at Episode 4.

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We acknowledge a discrepancy or chasm between the everyday practices of performance, music and/or activism in situ (where the persons involved encounter and live with their community) and the abstracted world of the arts festival. The persons invited to this episode are situated within their own communities, histories, locations. What happens when they are relocated, and framed differently by people with different histories? How might people in communities we’re part of (here and there) address this reframing? What kind of listening and acknowledging do we offer each other? What is it to listen to an ‘elsewhere’, and do we ever do anything else when we listen to music?

Performers: Liene Rozite, Emilia Muller Ginorio, Liam Casey, Emilia Weber, Lucy Duncombe, Julia Scott, Jonathan Anderson, Ash Reid, Jo Shaw, Emma Hedditch and all of the No Total reading group in New York, USA. Thanks to Artists’ Space for hosting the New York reading group.

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No Total participant before the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participant before the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participants before the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participants during the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Barry Esson Introduces the performance he holds a notebook and wears a suit

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participants during the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Script papers are strewn across a black floor

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participants after the performance smiling backstage on the floor

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

No Total participant before the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participant before the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participants before the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participants during the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Barry Esson Introduces the performance he holds a notebook and wears a suit

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participants during the performance backstage on the floor with mics

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Script papers are strewn across a black floor

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

No Total participants after the performance smiling backstage on the floor

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre