Specially commissioned for the Listening, Sound, Agency Symposium, Griffin-award-winning poet Kaie Kellough, designer and artistic director of LOKI studios Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, and Constellation recording artist and saxophonist Jason Sharp, collaborate on an interdisciplinary work. Long-awaited, Small Stones will premiere tonight, 22 May 2021 and may be watched in the embedded video below. To enhance and support the listening and watching experience, Kaie has generously shared some reflections on the process of creating this work with his collaborators and the meandering iterations of the poem through page, dialogue, and performance.
In this listening practice, guide-hosts Jason Camlot and Katherine McLeod take up the call of SpokenWeb organizational partner Blue Metropolis to conduct an event that explores the theme of hope in relation to the archival pursuits of our research network. To this end, we invite past guides of SpokenWeb listening practices, and all members of the SpokenWeb network, to select a short (30 second max) sound clip from their archival or other research interests that sounds an idea or feeling of hope, for us to listen to and discuss together.
What is ethical listening? This new episode of the SpokenWeb Podcast will be released next Monday, April 5. It brings us into a series of interviews with Humanities scholars Mathieu Aubin, Clint Burnham, Treena Chambers, and T.L. Cowan about their approaches to the ethics of listening in their own research.
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.
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.
Clint Burnham discusses the radiofreerainforest digital archive at SFU, focusing on the Four Horsemen’s poem “Mayakovsky,” and asking what it means to listen to sound poetry – that is, in this case an LP, broadcast on a community radio station in 1989, and since preserved as a digital object.
Jason Wiens’ interest in teaching poetry with sound recordings has led his critical attention back to a tradition of textual analysis that emerged in France in the late 1970s, known as “genetic criticism” (La Critique génétique), with its interest in approaching texts as entities whose emergence is traceable through the study of “avant-texts”. In this interview conducted by Jason Camlot, Wiens talks about recent experiments and assignments he has used in teaching Canadian poetry with sound recordings, and explains his interest in genetic criticism as it relates to the study of audiotexts.
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The Politics and Poetics of Mediated Sound: Abel, Avasilichioaei, Scott and Starnes — May 30, 2019 (Events)
Part of the SpokenWeb Symposium 2019 This evening features performances of poetic work by Jordan Abel, Oana Avasilichioaei, Jordan Scott and Jason Starnes. Each uses the affordances of mediated sound to intervene in the oral transmission of text, creating work that invites engaged and differential forms of listening and reciprocity. The event will be hosted by […]