Performance Research Volume 15 Issue 3

On Listening

Issue editors: Catherine Laws

ISBN: 978-0-415-55684

Sound has particular characteristics that can be exploited and explored artistically. However, even in the fields of music and sound art the act of listening and the role of the listener are ascribed far less attention than questions of artistic intention, execution, or sonic materiality. On Listening draws together perspectives from a range of fields, paying particular attention to manifestations of listening as a reflective process towards and in performance, as a performative act, and as an embodied process. The volume includes artists’ pages and a related CD.


Catherine Laws

pp. 1 - 3

The Journey of Sound through the Auditory System


pp. 4 - 5

Plato’s Chamber of Secrets: On eavesdropping and truth(s)

Martin Iddon

pp. 6 - 10

Music for Lovers: Shared binaurality in a mobile sound installation

Florian Hollerweger

pp. 11 - 14

Just Listening at Café Oto

Tim White

pp. 15 - 22

Auditorium [artist’s pages]

Christof Migone

pp. 23 - 28

(Re)marking Time in the Audition of Experimental Music

Virginia Anderson

pp. 29 - 35

The Horizon of Sound: Soliciting the earwitness

Deirdre (Dee) Heddon

pp. 36 - 42

Listening Glasses [artist’s pages]

Dawn Scarfe

pp. 43 - 46

Listening-as-Touch: Paying attention to Rosemary Lee’s Common Dance

Martin Welton

pp. 47 - 54

Listening to the Body’s Excitations

Michaela Reiser

pp. 55 - 59

Listening Inside Out: Notes on an embodied analysis

Stacey Sewell

pp. 60 - 65

On Listening to Installation

Tom Davis

pp. 66 - 71

Texturen: Multiple, 2008 [artist’s pages]

Gerhard Eckel

pp. 72 - 73

Queer Listening to Queer Vocal Timbres

Yvon Bonenfant

pp. 74 - 80

Enactment in Listening: Intermedial dance in EGM sonic scenarios and the Listening Body

Deniz Peters

pp. 81 - 87

The Listener’s Response

Pieter Verstraete

pp. 88 - 94

The Cochlea Unwound: A case study for a listening aid using a sonic crystal array

David Prior

pp. 95 - 102

Glenn Gould and the New Listener

Barry Mauer

pp. 103 - 108

To See versus To Believe: A conversation on listening

Chiara Guidi, Silvia Bottiroli

pp. 109 - 114

Resonant Listening

Anthony Gritten

pp. 115 - 122

Notes on Contributors

pp. 124 - 125

CD Contents

pp. 126 - 128