Listening’s Urgency

LISTENING’S URGENCY ON RADIA.FM

For the second performance in the course of his project “Listening’s Urgency”, Hardi Kurda asked musicians, artists and writers from different parts of the world to comment on the meaning of illegality and noise: Do we overstep the borders of legality by listening? What does illegality mean? Can illegality make noise? Is noise illegal?

The recorded voices and narrations were the basis for a one hour live radio performance with a six-member radio ensemble which came together on Radio Corax on April 26, 2020. For the radio art network Radia.fmKurda made an edited version of the live radio performance which will be aired this week in twenty stations throughout Europe and beyond.

„LISTENING’S URGENCY“ – LIVE RADIO PERFORMANCE

In times of contact restrictions the radio is all the more an instrument to bridge the isolation. What role does listening play in times of crisis? In his project “Listening’s Urgency” the composer and sound artist Hardi Kurda, current stipendiary of the Radio Art Residency, explores this question.

In this, Kurda is searching for the in-between sounds of the medium and the gaps in the social order: Do we overstep the borders of legality by listening? What does illegality mean? Can illegality make noise? Is noise illegal?
A live radio ensemble of musicians, artists and writers from different parts of the world pursue these questions in Kurdas piece. The radio listeners are invited to follow them and to reflect their own listening.

In the course of the performance we invite you to share your listening impressions via chat.

TUNE IN:
LISTENING’S URGENCY – LIVE RADIO PERFORMANCE

with: André Damião, Maximilian Glass, I‑ID, Peshraw Mohammed, Kani Kamil, Kamil Korolczuk, Hardi Kurda, Soheil Soheili, Niga Salam, Ralf Wendt

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020, 8PM (CET)
ON RADIO CORAX 95.9 & STREAMING ON RADIOCORAX.DE

Graphic: Score for Radio (Hardi Kurda, 2020)

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