We are happy to resume the monthly Theatre Adda : Park Street Sessions from April 19, 2023.
As you may know, Theatre Adda, Park Street sessions was started jointly by Alliance Française du Bengale and Culture Monks & we have done over 30 Theatre Addas over 3 years.
Theatre Adda, Park Street sessions presents Sound Practices in the Global Souths
A lecture by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay followed by a discussion on the subject of sound practices in Global Souths.
April 19, 2023 from 6:30 pm. The program will start from 7 pm.
@ Alliance Française du Bengale, Park Mansions, Park Street, Kolkata
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Artist and scholar Budhaditya Chattopadhyay presents his recent publication, Sound Practices in the Global South: Co-listening to Resounding Plurilogues (London: Palgrave Macmillan)
This book develops a comprehensive understanding of the unique sound worlds of key regions in the Global Souths, through an auto-ethnographic method of self-reflective conversations with prominent sound practitioners from South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The conversations navigate various trajectories of sound practices, illuminating intricate sonic processes of listening, thinking through sounds, ideating, exposing, and performing with sound. This collection of conversations constitutes the main body of the book, including critical and scholarly commentaries on aural cultures, sound theory and production. The book builds a ground-up approach to nurturing knowledge about aural cultures and sonic aesthetics, moving beyond the Eurocentric focus of contemporary sound studies. Instead of understanding sound practices through consumption and entertainment, they are explored as complex cultural and aesthetic systems, working directly with the practitioners themselves, who largely contribute to the development of the sonic methodologies. Refocusing on the working methods of practitioners, the book reveals a tension between the West’s predominant colonial-extractive-consumptive cultures, and the collective desires of practitioners to resist colonial models of listening by expressing themselves in terms of their arts and craft, and their critical faculties.
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a contemporary artist, researcher, and writer. Chattopadhyay produces works for large-scale installations and live performance addressing contemporary issues of environment and ecology, migration, race, and decoloniality. His works have been widely exhibited, performed, or presented across the globe. Chattopadhyay has an expansive body of scholarly publications in media theory and aesthetics in leading peer-reviewed journals and is the author of four books: The Nomadic Listener (2020), The Auditory Setting (2021), Between the Headphones (2021), and Sound Practices in the Global South (2022). He holds a PhD in Artistic Research and Sound Studies from the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Critical Media Lab, IXDM, Basel, Switzerland. Website: https://budhaditya.org/