The Art of Listening

Sonic artists moderate discussion as part of Tashkeel residency
Fari Bradley (left), Chris Weaver (middle) & Johnny Farrow (right).
Fari Bradley (left), Chris Weaver (middle) & Johnny Farrow (right).


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As part of Tashkeel’s New Media Residency Programme, sonic resident artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver moderated discussions on Sound Art at Tashkeel last week.

Along with guest speaker Johnny Farrow, an American artist based in Abu Dhabi, the public session on ‘The Art of Listening’ featured a shared listening experience followed by a discussion on film and a radio programme extracts that illustrate the overlap between the activities of hearing and listening.

Throughout September, the artists will conduct sessions for the public for the introduction of Sound Art:

Wednesday, September 10th, 7pm: What is Sound Art
Discussion featuring extracts from “Learning to Listen” by Dan Linn-Pearl, Marianna Roe & Andi Spowart, John Cage - “Water Walk”, David Toop - “Making Sounds” and “A History of Sound Art” by J Milo Taylor

Wednesday, September 17th, 7pm: Curating Sound Art
Discussion featuring extracts on female sonic artists, curating sound panels, and “Sonic Art Boom - The Art of Noise” by Sara Jane Hall

Wednesday, September 24th, 7pm: Sound as a Genre and Protagonist
Discussion and presentation of film extract: Fuego en Castilla - José Val del Omar , The House is Black - Forough Farrokhzad, Walter Ruttman - “Weekend”

For more information on the residency, visit

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