Brussels

sound and participation

28.02.18

In the frame of Orfeo & Majnun project , La Monnaie is collaborating with workspace for experimental contemporary music and sound art Q-O2 , specifically for their project: Sound and participation.

La Monnaie will host artist Bill Dietz who’s proposing a workshop to reflect on the power of clapping and booing and to imagine new forms of convocation.

That the modern European concert format and its concertante listening are exemplary instances of the historical "public sphere" is a foundational assumption tacitly accompanying much "critical" music production. If, however, the public sphere is retroactively understood as a universalising projection of an exclusive cadre, where does this leave contemporary efforts to think and to counter the algorithmic seeding of publicness that characterises recent political history? Can we imagine non-nostalgic forms of convocation? Following Dietz' eponymously titled work for the 2017 Donaueschinger Musiktage and its accompanying publication, the workshop invites participants to boo and cheer their way through a history of concert publicness.

Wednesday February 28th

From 10h to 16h

If interested send us an email to orfeomajnun@lamonnaie.be

About Bill Dietz

Bill Dietz, born in 1983 in Arizona, has lived and worked in Berlin since 2003.
From sounding the facade of Le Corbusier’s Unités d’habitation in Marseille to
orchestrating echoes across city blocks in Manhattan, his work examines the
genealogy of the concert and the performance of listening. Since 2007 he is
the artistic director of the Berlin-based Ensemble Zwischentöne, and since
2012, the co-chair of Music/Sound in Bard College's MFA program. In 2013
he co-founded Ear │Wave │ Event with Woody Sullender. He has worked
extensively with Peter Ablinger, Catherine Christer Hennix, Chris Newman,
Christian von Borries, and through 2009 with Maryanne Amacher. In 2015,
Editions Solitude released a monograph on his "Tutorial Diverions." In 2017,
oncurating.org & the Donaueschinger Musiktage released, L’école de
la claque, a collection of scores and essays on those scores by Chris Mann,
MYSTI, and Rachel O'Reilly.

More info about Sound & participation

In the frame of Orfeo & Majnun project , La Monnaie is collaborating with workspace for experimental contemporary music and sound art Q-O2 , specifically for their project: Sound and participation.

La Monnaie will host artist Bill Dietz who’s proposing a workshop to reflect on the power of clapping and booing and to imagine new forms of convocation.