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Hermann Nitsch plays organ flanked by two assistants
20 March 2009
Glasgow University Chapel

Hermann Nitsch

Hermann Nitsch

A specially commissioned performance for organ. “The course of the stars were to be put to sound.”

INSTAL 09
Michael Pisaro smiles into the camera against a light background
21 March 2009
The Arches

An Unrhymed Chord

Aileen Campbell Eva-Maria Houben Jean-Philippe Gross Jerome Noetinger Klaus Filip Michael Pisaro Neil Davidson Nikos Veliotis Radu Malfatti Seymour Wright Taku Unami Toshimaru Nakamura

From really simple, open instructions, An Unrhymed Chord creates a kind of half-way point between composition and improvisation.

INSTAL 09
Joan La Barbara sings mouth open, eyes closed, hand up
21 March 2009
The Arches

Joan La Barbara

Joan La Barbara

Joan La Barbara presents works exploring the colour spectrum of a single pitch resonating in her skull, an evocation of bird song and circular singing.

INSTAL 09
An audience in a chapel
20 March 2009
Glasgow University Chapel

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Eva-Maria Houben

Solo organ performance by German composer Eva-Maria Houben, which focuses on ‘nearly nothing’ to expand the way we listen.

INSTAL 09
Tam Dean Burn in a hat reads from a paper into a microphone
12 November 2010
Tramway

Overheard (Performance Part 1) and Festival Introduction

Resonance Radio Orchestra

The first performative part in a game of chance and endurance as actor Tam Dean Burn constantly broadcasts for 24hrs.

INSTAL 10
Fritz Welch and Neil Davidson playing a string quartet on drums and guitar
13 November 2010
Tramway

String Quartet

Neil Davidson

Three different performances variously featuring: Fritz Welch, loud drums, guitar, local collaborators, paper, memories, Roland Barthes, string quartets

INSTAL 10
A man in a blue jacket seems to listen intently whilst wearing large headphones
14 November 2010
Tramway

House – “The Tipping Point”

Aileen Campbell Eric La Casa Gaël Leveugle Jean-Luc Guionnet Neil Davidson Seijiro Murayama

Listening to people listening to their own homes. Musicians and actors will listen back to recordings made in local peoples homes on headphones, and interpret/ translate what they are hearing.

INSTAL 10
A projection of a blue circle, an infinite loop or a frequency analysis
13 November 2010
Tramway

SOLITON(E) STAR, RESONANCE REGION 1A [ZERO-TIME SONIC MIRROR]

Catherine Christer Hennix

Complexly interacting colossal drones by the creator of some of the most legendary yet least heard music of the 70’s.

INSTAL 10
A close up, black & white portrait of John Tilbury, in a large fedora hat
19 April 2013
Tramway

John Tilbury

John Tilbury

What does it mean to listen with the mind as well as the ears? A solo performance from the great avant-garde pianist.

Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
A survey is a process of listening
2 – 6 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

A survey is a process of listening

A performative survey of listening, as we managed to find it being used as a tool in different practices, disciplines and communities in North America (music, poetry, film, philosophy, activism…).