The Listening Room | Sonic Gaze | Manchester
Monday 25th August, 1.00 start 1.5 - 2 hours approx
The Sonic Gaze, led by sound ecologist Phil Morton
When was the last time you went somewhere just to hear the sounds there?
A soundwalk is a practice: it is walking without talking, focussing on the sound around, focussing on being there rather than talking about it.
The soundwalk usually consists of 3 x 20 minutes sessions at a slow pace with light intermissions to share thoughts and reflections and then move on.
avoid bringing noisy bags and clothing,
Phil Morton has 30 years experience in the nature and practice of free improvisation. Pauline Oliveros, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton, Simon H. Fell, Carlos Zingaro are a few important artists he has worked with.
Mike Johnston, Being the youngest of five Mike Johnson got used to listening from an early age. Having studied Ecology, met Phil Morton and dabbling in Buddhist meditation, an interest acoustic environment was an inevitability. Mike has enjoyed Acoustic Ecology for many years; mainly due to it's low cost and easy availability. Among the highlights must be: the hoisting of pairs of scaffolding poles to the top of the Metropolitan Cathedral and the amazing quiet to be found, in places, the middle of the city, plus this sound walk. Mike hopes you will enjoy the variety of sounds available as much as he does and hopes you can come along.
Previous Listening Room soundwalk commissions include:
The Long Walk, Liverpool, for More Music 2007
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Phil Morton mob 07999518582
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