Iris Garrelfs‘ Listening Wall will be at QSS Gallery, Belfast as part of Sonorities Festival this April.
The Listening Wall is a wall of curated scores for listening and sound related instruction scores. In 1966, sound art pioneer Max Neuhaus stamped the word “LISTEN” onto the hands of participating audiences and took them on a walk around Manhatten, listening to industrial rumblings, buzzings of Puerto Rican street life and lastly, a percussion performance. It marked his transition from percussionist to sound artist (although of course at the time the term was not yet used). At the same time, we live in divisive times, and walls are units of separations. Say, like a wall of silence for example. Or indeed the Great Walls of China / Mexico. This one is not like that. Because when we listen, we can’t fail to connect. Read more.
Sonorities Festival takes places once every 2 years – artists from more than 40 countries across the world gather in Belfast for a week of musical adventure. For over 30 years Sonorities has lead the way for musicians, composers, sound artists to make and present work for curious listeners. From 18-22 April 2018, locations across Belfast including the most advanced music venue Ireland – The Sonic Lab – play host to all things weird and wonderful. There’ll be concerts, club nights, installations, visuals, workshops and more. Occasionally you might leave unimpressed, but more often than not you’ll stumble upon something that will change your outlook on music forever.
Read the full details and ticket info on the Sonority Festival website.
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