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Unrecord: Demodernising and/or Uncolonising Sound Objects

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO 15 SEPTEMBER DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Sound artist and researcher Budhaditya Chattopadhyay’s talk and listening session focuses on the decolonisation of sound objects and the sonic cultures of the Global South.

Based on Chattopadhyay’s current postdoctoral project (Connecting Resonances) this talk will discuss the politics of ethnographic field recording. It will include a critical listening to recordings taken during expeditions in the Global South post-1900, and look at strategies employed by musicians and others to evade “capture” by colonial technologies.

This event will take place online in English and is free to join. It is the first event in a series addressing issues relating to sound and ecology. It takes place alongside PRAKSIS’s seventeenth residency, Climata - Capturing change at a time of ecological crisis, which has been developed with sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek and Goethe Institut Norway and includes collaborations with Notam and Norsk Teknisk Museum.

For more information about Climata - Capturing change at a time of ecological crisis: https://www.praksisoslo.org/residencies-blog/2020/climata

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