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. In the Radio ArtEZ podcast series Sounding Places / Listening Places writer and music journalist Joep Christenhusz and creator of sound works, writer and Deep Listener Sharon Stewart enquire how sound and listening can help us to do so.
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.
1. The Natural Soundscape: Listening to Bernie Krause, Evelien van den Broek and Barry Truax
2. Deep Listening®: Pauline Oliveros and the Sonosphere
3. Urban and Domestic Listenings: Peter Cusack and Elise ‘t Hart
4. Deep Listening® and Reciprocal Listening with Tina Pearson
5. Land, Listening®, and Leaving: Talking to Ame Kanngieser and Lisa E. Harris
6. Deep Listening® performance scores with Lisa E. Harris
Sounding Places - Listening Places was commissioned by ArtEZ studium generale. Interviews, texts and voice overs by Sharon Stewart and Joep Christenhusz. Editing and sound production by Dennis Gaens of ondercast.