We will carry on with Noah Angell’s reading of The act of silencing, built upon a selection of ethnographic field recordings.
Anthropologist Tom Rice will use the legacy of the stethoscope to understand the construction of the modern ear.
We will go on with the corporeal by screening Gregory Whitehead’s 1992 audio essay/documentary/fiction about the Institute of Screamscape Studies: The Pressures of the Unspeakable.
Noah Angell was born in the United States in 1980, and is currently based in London. He has had solo exhibitions at KARST projects in Plymouth and Oksasenkatu 11 in Helsinki. Recent exhibitions and events include Anomalies and non-representative instances at Central Saint Martins, and Crying in the ethnographic field recording at both The Freud Museum, London and the University of California Riverside. He is currently editing a collection of science fiction short stories by Sam Basu and is working on the forthcoming film Lux Imperium.
Tom Rice is a lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Exeter who specialises in auditory culture. His work focuses in particular on the sound environments of institutions. He recently published a book entitled Hearing and the Hospital: sound, listening, knowledge and experience (Sean Kingston Publishing), which is based on his research into the ways in which auditory knowledge is used and applied in the hospital setting. He writes and teaches about sound and also produces audio pieces, the most recent of which is a documentary for BBC Radio 4 about the relationship between music and water entitled The Art of Water Music.
Gregory Whitehead is a creator of radio plays, documentary essays, voice works, castaways, soundscapes and acoustic adventures that have roamed the American psyche for the past twenty-five years. He is the co-editor of Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-Garde, and the author of numerous essays that explore radio dramaturgy, poetics and philosophy. He is presently working on a major project exploring voiced memories of the American dream and a number of plays for radio and the stage. gregorywhitehead.net