Sound Across : Workshop in Co-listening and Practicing Pluri-vocality conducted by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay as part of Listening Biennial 2021.
July 17, 25 & August 2, 2021 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm (India time). Mode : Online (Zoom).
Sound as a creative media socially connects people and places through its manifold travels. In the co-listening workshop series, participants explore social contagion in a positive sense – by connecting Asia and Europe with grounded sounds and voices in the present conundrum of fake news and social distancing. These new developments in sound art may include a more worldly attuned social and environmental concern and may consider making more socio-political commitments, from community building to collective action.
The outcome of the project will be presented as an online digital archive of sounds contributed by local participants in South Asia through the workshop series. The project will also give birth to the platform Sound Across.
Sound Across is a sound art project which explores the themes of democracy, environment and equality in the Asia, Latin America & Europe.
The project proposes to form a contemporary archive of sounds which reflects the times – where the blanket of mechanical noise has repressed the senses into submission and imagines a future where freedom is constantly realized through the art of listening and co – creating stories through sounds.
The project will consist of workshops, sound art productions and dissemination with the objective to create activism which is informed and emerges with positive solutions.
About the Facilitator
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a media artist, composer, researcher, and writer. Incorporating diverse media, such as sound, text, and moving image, Chattopadhyay produces works for large-scale installation and live performance addressing contemporary issues of climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, urbanity, migration, race, and decolonization. Chattopadhyay holds a PhD in artistic research from the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, The Netherlands, an MA in new media from Aarhus University, Denmark, and a Diploma in cinema from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, India; he has recently completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. Chattopadhyay has received numerous fellowships, residencies and international awards. His works have been widely exhibited, performed or presented across the globe, and published by Gruenrekorder (Germany) and Touch (UK). Chattopadhyay is the author of The Nomadic Listener (Errant Bodies Press, 2020) and The Auditory Setting (Edinburgh University Press, 2021); his writings on various issues around media arts regularly appear in peer-reviewed journals, magazines and other publication internationally.