Tuesday 18 March 2014

A listening room is a place where we listen and talk about what we hear.

The second theme in a listening room is Organisation.

Why should something feel more organised, or better organised, then something else? This sensation of things being in order has always been fascinating and has fascinated many fields or art and research. But what does this mean for the ears for which things unfold over time, like objects that pass before ones eyes one at a time?Visually organisation is in the focus point of the eye and the subsequent somewhat cyclical movement of the eyes around the composed materials. This when it calms the mind appears as "organised". Is it possible to "view" music in this sense? Is there something natural in musical organisation? Must this organisation be connected to development, something that is naturally fostered in music? To have an idea into what ones senses are always led into over and over again? Can this be thought of as the definition of a sense of a tonal centre as it appears in traditional harmony?

The call is open to everyone, and we attempt to listen to everything that is sent to us as time permits. Sessions last a day, and everyone is free to come and go as they please.If you wish to submit sounds or music please email us clearly stating as your subject ORGANISATION SUBMISSION to alisteningroom (at) gmail.com if you wish to submit something which is not online please wetransfer it to the same address, again clearly stating the subject and your name in the message box. If you wish to write something about your submission please feel free to so do. All works will be published on our site and the sounds which are online will be linked.

The date of the session will be announced soon.

Fresh Chinese tee will be served during every session.

Sunday 2 March 2014

ANCIENT SOUND submissions for A Listening Room. A total of 27 pieces, including single works as well as albums, a total of 6.8025 hours. The theme is curated by Timo Tuhkanen.

"Harry Partch once claimed (amongst others I am certain) that music is older then fire, I am prone to believe this. Our genes are memories, they hold in them not only our heritage into the human world, but they connect us to the all life on earth including plants and animals. I often wonder what it is like to be a plant, to live at that pace, to feel and to hear slowly and with true patience. Part of the function of a listening room is to explore this patience, that is why I chose Ancient Sound as the first theme for submissions. The 27 works presented here range from the very short to the medium, given the temporal nature of a listening room this selection is perfect and I am greatly pleased of the quality and range of the proposed work, thank you to everybody and I hope you will, as I will, enjoy all the hearing you are about to embark on."

1) Grant Finlay
Waipu Cave 3:00

2) Yannick Dauby
Taî-pak thiaⁿ saⁿ piàn: Katagelan 19:23

3) Yuko Katari
- Orange Tree Songs 2 15:48

4) Aaron Promither
Stress Test 4:16

5) Robert MacKey
Living Waves 8:19
Imagining the Jurassic 1:16

6) Odd Shrouds
Archaic Knowledge 50:19

7) Benjamin Pothier

8) Alejandro Brianza
Mikrokosmika 4:12


9) Claudi Meneghi
El Cant Dell Ocells 2:19


10) Kimmo Modig
Press (ure) release 11:08


11) Nektarios Karantzis
- 80 Degrees North 4:35

12) Ward Weiss
4 Flemish Masters 19:16

13) Joao Ricardo
Sobre Carris 44:28

14) John Starosta
Sounds from Saturday 8:43

15) Christophe Giffard
Musée Calbert Sonore 17:35

16) Knut Aufermann
The Long Night of Yeast 59:59


17) Kala Pierson
Pierson-Shahida 5:10

18) Juan Damico
Ensomhet 9:13

19) Massimo Davi

How I Found Water In The Woods 5:03

20) Vincent Bergeron
Game Overtime 59:04

21) Rosalind Hall
Carriage of the Voice 10:45

22) Juan Carlos Vasques
- Landscape Collage 4 3:00

23) 100110
001 Odyssey exploring unknown soundscapes 32:22

24) Luigi Morleo

25) Sebastiane Hegarty
- Ammonite extinction event 3:10

26) David Porteus
Babel, dancing about architecture 3:59