Timo Tuhkanen: A room for listening and a call for submissions

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Timo Tuhkanen, Finnish composer and Brunel alumnus, has sent us this about a new space for listening…

A listening room is a place where we listen and talk about what we hear. There is a spatial awareness in listening to sounds, a what is it exactly that we hear? What happens to the body as we listen? What happens to the mind as we hear? Our proposal is the investigation of the thing that connects us in air. It is everywhere, yet so rarely we can listen to extended periods. It is in these extended periods of listening that one can discover microsounds. The large ones all come on top.

The call is open to everyone, and we attempt to listen to everything that is sent to us as time permits. Sessions last a day, and everyone is free to come and go as they please. The address and contact details can be found on our Facebook page which is linked below.

Our first listening theme is “Ancient Sound”, of course we have no recordings of ancient sounds, but we can imagine. What did the Homo Antecessor, for example, sound like? What did it hear? What was its sound environment and how did it relate to these sounds?

If you wish to submit sounds or music please email us at alisteningroom (at) gmail.com, clearly stating as your subject ANCIENT SOUND SUBMISSION, this can be either a link, or files, if you wish to submit something which is not online please wetransfer it to the same address, again clearly stating the subject. If you wish to write something about your submission please feel free to so do. It is also possible to submit physical materials. 

Fresh Chinese tee will be served during every session.
Thank you very much for your time,
Timo Tuhkanen & a listening room

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