Wild Energies: Live Materials – Workshop

Wild Energies: Live Materials

Workshop: You Listening With is a River

Led by Cannach MacBride and Aio Frei

Wednesday 27 April, Online, 2022 10:00-12:00 BST | Register to attend (limited places)


'You Listening With is a River is a listening workshop. In a small group, we will work though a series of listening exercises adapted from works by Annea Lockwood, Ruth Anderson, AM Kanngieser, and ourselves. The sequence explores Annea Lockwood’s work on “listening with” in relation with possible past and present contemporaries. We are curious about what forms of engagement or connection might grow from practices of patient or enthusiastic listening that support somatic experiences of holding consciousness of inseparability. If you “listening with” were a river, where would you flow?

The workshop will consist of an activity to do during the week before the workshop, several exercises to do together online, time for reflection in small groups and the larger group, and an activity to do in the week following the workshop.

We understand listening as a more-than-sonic experience. This workshop is suitable for people with diverse embodied experiences of hearing and listening, including people who identify as D/deaf, hard of hearing, neurodiverse, or who have specific sensitivities around auditory processing. We can offer auto-captions during the event, text versions of all the activity prompts in advance, and the option to hold the discussion via Zoom chat or spoken conversation. We are happy to adapt the structure and format of the workshop to meet the access needs of any participants; please get in touch in advance at cannach@posteo.net.'


Cannach MacBride and Aio Frei

Aio Frei and Cannach MacBride are friends who sometimes make work together through their shared care for listening. They met here https://oor-rec.ch/event/speaks-with- silence/#openEvent. In 2019 they worked on this together https://aiofrei.net/tongue-breaks-inhaling/. They support each other through ongoing resonances on the phone.

Cannach is a White Scottish artist, educator, and editor. They are doing PhD research at CRiSAP on positioned modes of listening as a creative practice that might function decolonially. 

Aio is a White Swiss sound artist, sonic community organizer, and graphic designer. Their practice consists of listening workshops, research-based listening performances, essayistic djing, semi-modular synthesis, various forms of microphony, and free electroacoustic improvisation.

Both are deeply interested in questions concerning ethics of listening – in socio-political, environmental, embodied, and queer practices of listening within situated contexts.

Additional Info

Data Handling & Privacy Notice
All attendee names and email address' will be shared with Cannach and Aio prior to the workshop.

Please see UAL’s Virtual Event Privacy Notice which sets out how your personal information will be collected and processed (NB at CRiSAP we do not store your registration information in Zoom)


Wild Energies: Live Materials

This workshop is part of Wild Energies: Live Materials, a three-day online event focusing on and around the work of artist composer Annea Lockwood, 27 - 29 April 2022. Please visit the event page full full information and a registration link.