Andrea Dancer's new work Cloist(au)ral on Radiocustica

'.... Soundwalking is a way of addressing a schism between human and world, a philosophical alienation that began with Aristotle and, through its long lineage, has become a habit of sensory imbalance. 
In this piece, so called "ambient sound" is given equal weight as the spoken word. It is treated as a type of language, foregrounded, in order to shift one's listening biases. In phenomenological terms, space is constituted through perception as the body moves through it, physically. It follows that if the structure of the listening environment is changed, so one's perception shifts and the space is constituted differently. In this way, soundwalking can be called an act of com-position, although to use that term is to bind acoustic phenomenon again to the history of music. The listening in soundwalking defies definitions of sound or music -- as with all lived experience, it is both and neither all at once. It simply is what it is as one is in it. In this way, the call to "listen as you've never listened before," is as much an invitation to change as a kind of passive activism....' for more and to hear the piece click here

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