that listening space

[that listening space]

My nascent project, which I refer to as “That listening space” or “CYMA” for now, explores listening as an act, a state, a stance, and a form of spatial receptivity.

Begin in 2018 after a friend introduced me to the work of Pauline Oliveros, CYMA is a natural continuation of the themes (of bodies, solidarity, lost childhood/ancestral languages and materialisms) that I explored in holon, as well as the chance to push myself with new techniques, new forms, and new ways to research.

At present, I’m generating material through writing exploratory notes at a handful of “listening sites” – places that I go to practice embodied and spatial listening. I attempt embodied listening for 30 minutes to an hour, and then write up some notes based on the experience and what I’ve observed. I’m also exploring cymatics, field recording, and fluid dynamics.

Here’s a little more about my hopes for this project.

Here’s a project update from April 2021.

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