Singer, writer and music researcher Moushumi Bhowmik (India) presenting “The Travelling Archive”, a project which collects and documents the folk music of Bengal and the Bengali diaspora.
Dawn Scarfe (UK) and Jiyeon Kim (Korea) performing live, streaming sounds from the wildernesses of Estonia direct to us at the Elephant and Castle. During their residency at MoKS in rural Estonia, Jiyeon and Dawn have been exploring the autumnal wilderness together, sharing experiences of listening, recording and composing. The purpose of their collaboration is to learn from each other's personal responses to unfamiliar landscapes and atmospheres. Their live set this evening will present some of the sounds they have collected and shaped through this process.
Polly Nash (UK) discussing her experiences of listening to and interviewing Guantánamo detainees for the film “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” made with journalist Andy Worthington.
Introduced by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane
Free drinks and refreshment
On Listening edited by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane is a new collection of specially commissioned essays that draw from disciplines such as anthropology, community activism, bioacoustics, conflict mediation and religious studies as well as those disciplines connected with sonic arts including music, ethnomusicology and field recording.