Sounding Places / Listening Places

Online lunch event with Joep Christenhusz, Sharon Stewart, Elise ‘t Hart and Lisa E. Harris

online eventWednesday 26 May '21

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Host: Catelijne de Muijnck
English spoken

If we wish to develop a more sustainable future, we urgently need to reconnect to our environment and restore a more reciprocal relationship with the earth. On May 26 we look back on the creation of the podcast Sounding Places / Listening Places in an online meeting with writer and music journalist Joep Christenhusz, creator of sound works, musician, writer, poet, and Deep Listener Sharon Stewart and sound artist Elise ‘t Hart. Part of this event is the last mini-episode on Deep Listening® with Deep Listening practitioner, interdisciplinary artist, creative soprano, and composer Lisa E. Harris.

In contemporary Western culture we seem to have lost an intimate connection with the land. More often than not we consider our surroundings as a passive backdrop in which humankind can take center stage: controlling the landscape, developing infrastructures, and extracting resources at will. This rather anthropocentric position has become unviable, however, as recent human-driven ecological crises – like climate change, the dramatic loss of biodiversity and large-scale destruction of habitats – are clearly indicating. If we wish to develop a more sustainable future, we urgently need to reconnect to our environment and restore a more reciprocal relationship with the earth.