Learning from Sound - With Hildegard Westerkamp
Prominent Canadian composer, radio artist, and teacher Hildegard Westerkamp holds deep concerns about noise pollution and the present condition of the acoustic environment.
For this event, Westerkamp will present an overview of her work, followed by a conversation with the residents of Climata: Capturing change at a time of ecological crisis. The discussion will trace the continuing evolution of her ideas about music and acoustics, and her increasing awareness of the ethical and political dimensions of recording, listening and presenting.
This event forms part of an events series addressing issues relating to sound and ecology, programmed alongside PRAKSIS’s seventeenth residency, Climata - Capturing change at a time of ecological crisis. Climata has been developed with sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek and Goethe-Institut Norwegen. It includes collaborations with Norsk Teknisk museum, Gruenrekorder, and Notam. It includes collaborations with Norsk Teknisk museum, Gruenrekorder, and Notam. It is also part of the programme of the klima2+ exhibition at Teknisk museum. klima2+ addresses climate change by bringing together scientific perspectives, insights from the critical humanities.