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BOOK LAUNCH : Going Out – Walking, Listening, Soundmaking by Elena Biserna
09/12/2022 - 19h30 - (doors 19:00) free

A new book, published by Q-O2/umland editions, edited by Elena Biserna is out soon !


We will celebrate it, with an evening program of music, screening, discussion.


– Screening of the video work “Encouragements“, presented by Anna Raimondo


– Listening session of a selection of works related to BNA-BBOT, presented by Flavien Gillé & Séverine Janssen


– Concert The Myth of Control is the Bug and the Beat, by David Helbich

David Helbich’s improvisations weave sounds from analogue synthesizers with samples from field and voice recordings. 
The result is a negotiation between music and noise, between pulse and interruption. 
He often plays a Bugbrand system, but sometimes the Bugbrand system plays him. 



Going Out.
Walking, Listening, Soundmaking


Since the 1960s, the act of walking has provided a way for artists and musicians to escape the formality of the concert hall or institutional venues, engaging with shifting public spaces, natural environments, the social and political sphere. Walking redefines notions of composer, performer, public and music itself, while opening new modes of perception and action. Going Out addresses these developments by exploring the relationship between walking, listening, and soundmaking in the arts – from the first soundwalks and itinerant performances in the 1960s to today’s manifold ambulatory projects. The book consists of an extensive essay by Elena Biserna followed by an anthology of historical and contemporary contributions in the form of documentation, essays, interviews, manifestos, scores, narratives and reflections. Through the variety of these contributions, the book makes an argument that at the intersection of walking, listening and soundmaking there is both a long legacy of interdisciplinary experimentations and a broad field that resounds with urgent issues in critical spatial thinking and practice.


With contributions from: Justin Bennett, BNA/BBOT, Vivian Caccuri, Janet Cardiff, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Carolyn Chen, Catherine Clover, Collective Actions Group, Viv Corringham, Christoph Cox & Christina Kubisch, Willem de Ridder, Stéphane Degoutin & Gwenola Wagon, Charles Eppley, Beatrice Ferrara & Leandro Pisano, Amanda Gutiérrez, Libby Harward, David Helbich, Brian Hioe, Eleni Ikoniadou, Tim Ingold, Edyta Jarząb, AM Kanngieser, katrinem, Christine Sun Kim, Brandon LaBelle, Sarah Lappin & Gascia Ouzounian, William Levy, LIGNA, Albert Mayr, Andra McCartney & Sandra Gabriele, Max Neuhaus, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Alisa Oleva, Carmen Papalia, Ella Parry-Davies, Adrian Piper, Anna Raimondo, RYBN, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Oupa Sibeko, Jacek Smolicki, Stephanie Springgay, Jennifer Lynn Stoever, Akio Suzuki, Stefan Szczelkun, Ultra-red, Naomi Waltham-Smith, Hildegard Westerkamp.


Edited by Elena Biserna.

Co-edited by Julia Eckhardt, Henry Andersen, and Caroline Profanter.



Going Out 2022

Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

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