Listening is a New Religion

The works to be performed in this series of concerts, aim to encourage embracing an attentive, inclusive and contemplative listening practice as a course of action to address the contemporary crises of the world, from a climate breakdown to rising social conservatism. The idea revolves around listening as a creative act to engage more compassionately with the environment and various others who inhabit it.

The Auditory Setting: A Sonic Ethnography in Film & Media Arts

This talk introduces Chattopadhyay’s two books, placing them within his body of work around site, sound and sonic auto-ethnography. The Auditory Setting (2021) investigates how narrative and a sense of place are constructed in film and media arts through the reproduction and mediation of site-specific environmental sounds, or ‘ambience’.