Monday, 11 December 2023, 6-8 pm

Sonic Space Basel @Tinguely

The Witness Listening to Our Imperiled Planet
Conversation, Multimedia Installation and Performance by students of the Hochschule für Musik Basel FHNW and guests
Costs: Free admission

In 1989, composer Pauline Oliveros developed three strategies for listening, attuning, and responding to the natural environment and to one another. As catastrophic drought, deforestation, and other consequences of climate change and human action radically reshape our world, these strategies remain a critical tool for attuning to vulnerable ecologies and their inhabitants. Meet six teams from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and Europe that used Oliveros’s strategies in their research on the impacts of paradigm shift on their communities. Experience sound, audio, and visual fragments and a rich and open conversation about what they have discovered and how it has shaped them as artists and humans.

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Evening Program (Meet at info desk)

6–7 pm
The Witness: Listening to Our Imperiled Planet -
Conversation and Multimedia Installation

Artists and researchers from the 2023 Edition of “The Witness” project (Uganda, Morocco, China, Switzerland): Suzan Kerunen, Susie Ibarra, Hongyu Chen, Marie-Cécile Reber

Students at the Hochschule für Musik Basel FHNW and guests: Iulia-Andreea Smeu, Kaspar Deicher, Miriam Paschetta, Hannah Wirnsperger, Nina Maghsoodloo, Ed Williams, Cris Arcos Cano, Anouk Neyens, Chloé Saffores, Lathika Vithanage, Olga Marulanda, Isabelle Meraner

7-8 pm
Worlding through socially engaged art practice in Basel
- Workshop/Performance with audience participation – ages 10 and up
Deep Listening practices, actions and meditations

Direction: Julie Beauvais
Coordination at Hochschule für Musik Basel FHNW: Anne-May Krüger

The project "The Witness" is supported by Pro Helvetia, Artlink SüdKulturFonds and Bürgergemeinde Bern. 

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Foto © Chaoba Thiyam

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