Alliance française du Bengale & Culture Monks presents a Soundart Concert on Feb 27, 2021 from 6 pm (India time).

The entry to the event is limited to invited guests only. The event will be livecast on instagram. Recordings will be shared post event.

Listening is a new religion

Part 1 (6 – 7 pm): Listening is a New Religion

The two works (Eye Contact with the City, and The Well-tempered City) to be performed in this concert, aim to embrace 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 compassionately with the environment and various others who inhabit it. It’s a collaborative performance with Pradip Chattopadhyay’s live intervention.

Part 2 (8 – 9 pm): Towards an Amicable End 

Towards an Amicable End is an Indo-German musical research collaboration between sound artist and scholar Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, curator Thomas Glaesser and musicians Achim Tang, Judith Hamann, and Akiko Ahrendt. The project facilitates a meeting between Eastern improvisational practices and Western classical instruments to excavate and explore the theme of fatalism as a survival strategy in the context of contemporary crises of climate breakdown, a global pandemic and the rising protectionism and nationalism, seeking an auditory equivalence to the gleam of acceptance against the fear and anxiety. Generative live improvisation for radio, violin, double bass and live electronics incorporates archival field recordings of climate variables gathered through ethnographic research in ecologically troubled sites, and environmental phenomena transduced by custom-built radio receivers. Prepared and rehearsed in a virtual residency supported by Goethe Institute, the piece is premiered virtually in this networked performance. 

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay Media Artist and Scholar

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Alliance française du Bengale


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