Gender of Sound Listening Set #4:
Sarah Hennies & Leif Elggren
Sunday 10 feb 2019
Gender of Sound is an artistic research and development project led by artists Susanna Jablonski and Cara Tolmie that explores past, present and future debates on the position of gender, performativity and resistance within sound. Attempting to find ways to listen together with specific emphasis on how we might perceive music through a frame of gender the project hosts an ongoing series of Listening Sets and Listening Sessions. These events endeavour to find a collective language to reflect upon what we hear, how it affects our bodies, its poetic dimension, its political and cultural implications and how this might relate both to personal and common experience.
As part of Edition Festival, this Listening Set will present two works by Sarah Hennies and Leif Elggren. Each set will last up to 20 minutes after which there will be time to find ways to reflect together upon what we have just heard. By searching for a diverse collective language in this reflection we want to begin to understand how we listen and what it might tell us about the preferences, histories and associations we each hold within our bodies.