A live listening to to selections of archival audio from the Marvin Francis collection at the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections followed by readings of his poems by Winnipeg writers.
Collaborations, Listening Practice | Duncan Mercredi, Elizabeth Denny, Katherena Vermette, Listening Practice, Marvin Francis, Remembrance, Rosanna Deerchild, SpokenWeb, Trevor Greyeyes, University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Urban Shaman Gallery, Warren Cariou, Winnipeg
SpokenWeb Listening Practices return to an in-person format! As collective listenings, Listening Practices encourage listeners to reflect upon how they are listening. Join us to listen to a Gwendolyn MacEwen vinyl recording in this Listening Practice held in Dr. McLeod’s Contemporary Canadian Poetry class. All are welcome.
Listening Practice, Workshops | Ghost Reading, Listening Practice, Listening Practice series, workshops
Throughout this season of ShortCuts (The SpokenWeb Podcast), producer Katherine McLeod has been asking: How does the archive remember? This Listening Practice is an opportunity to consider this question through the audio selected by Michael O’Driscoll from the extensive audio recordings of Douglas Barbour in SpokenWeb’s collections.
Listening Practice | Douglas Barbour, Listening Communities, Listening Practice, Michael O’Driscoll, ShortCuts
Working with SpokenWeb’s digital archives of historical literary sound recordings, this session will introduce ideas and methods of listening to sound archives, and will lead participants in listening to and discussion of a selection of clips of recordings that document Montreal poetry readings from the 1960s to the present.
Collaborations, Listening Practice | Blue Metropolis, Concordia University, Listening, Listening Practice, Montreal, SpokenWeb
An extreme slow walk through the sound field where you live; the stimulation of the neurobiology of listening through Taoist Qi Gong practice and meridians; humming intimately the resonance of the body; a microtonal palette of vowels for slow breath song; a memory of sounds from footprints on a landscape.
Workshops | Anne Bourne, Concordia, Deep Listening, Listening Practice, Pauline Oliveros, workshop
Our question is this: how can both sound walking and sound mapping be combined? To explore this before the symposium in May, we’re taking an afternoon to explore three different approaches.
Listening Practice | Angus Tarnawsky, Listening Practice, Sound Walk
In this session, we will listen and read together, to reflect on the transformative potential of the letters. As we engage them in dialogic exchange, we will consider their aesthetic and political aims, their affective prowess, and their radical status as poetry.
Workshops | Concordia University, Diane Di Prima, Listening Practice, Montreal, poetry, Revolutionary Letters, SpokenWeb, workshop
This listening practice prompts participants to reflect on the notion of “listening positionality,” as described in Dylan Robinson’s book Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies
Workshops | Concordia University, Dylan Robinson, Jason Starnes, Jordan Scott, Listening, Listening Practice, Positionality, SpokenWeb, workshop
SpokenWeb Co-Investigator Al Filreis (University of Pennsylvania) will play performances of two poems, Anne Waldman’s “Rogue State” and Erica Hunt’s “Broken English,” for participants. Following the poems, Al will guide participants through an open discussion of the performances and how we can talk about sound when the text being discussed isn’t a sound poem.
Workshops | Al Filreis, Concordia University, Listening Practice, performance, poetry, SpokenWeb, University of Pennsylvania, workshop
In this listening practice, Julie Funk will introduce Literary Machine Listening (LML) as a pedagogical technique for the literary analysis of sound.
Workshops | Beckett, Concordia University, Listening Practice, Literary Machine Listening, Pedagogy, Simon Fraser University, SpokenWeb, workshop