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.

The ‘public’ to which music addresses itself is not an organic entity, but something carefully and deliberately built up and trained over hundreds of years. That is to say, people are taught how to constitute themselves as an ‘audience'. For the last decade, Bill Dietz’s ‘Claque’ pieces have investigated and critiqued a history of audience reception: from the 16th-19th century tradition of the claque - an organised body of professional applauders paid to appear in Opera houses in France; to Daniel Auber’s La Muette de Portici, whose premier at La Monnaie in 1830 resulted in a subsequent riot regarded by many as foundational to the Belgian revolution; through to contemporary examples of paid audience responses in e.g. Trump rallies. Rather than accept the concert hall as ‘given’ in the formation of musical meaning, these pieces look at how ‘listening’ has been taught and instilled in various historical contexts. Through a mix of discussions, examples, and re-stagings of historical audience reactions, the workshop’s participants are invited to cheer and boo their way through a history of concert publicness, consciously re-learning how listening might be performed.

For more info about the whole program:

 he: https://www.facebook.com/events/123721845021641/

and here: http://www.q-o2.be/en/event/sound-and-participation-workshops/

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.