Reading Group – July 19 4:30

Hi everyone! We will finish Glissant on July 19 at 4:30 EST. We are reading the section called Poetics, pp. 131-182 in the English version, and Poetics pp. 183 and pp.197 in the French version.

Reading Group – May 23, 4:30pm

We will continue reading Poetics of Relation by Edouard Glissant thursday May 23rd. We are reading the section called Theories, pp. 131-182 in the English version, and Théories, pp.149-194 in the French version.

Reading Group – Edouard Glissant, Friday, February 22 at 4pm.

Hi everyone, The next reading group on Edouard Glissant will be held on Friday, February 22 at 4pm. We will continue reading Poetics of Relation. We will read the second chapter – pp. 45-89 of the English translation, 55-102 of the french. Let us know if you want a digital copies of the text. A Skype link will be soon posted if you wanted to attend from afar. See you...

Stirring the Pot with Noa Haran and Mali Ka, December 11th, 2-4pm

Please join us for a Stirring the Pot session on sound/listening experimentation with Noa Haran and Mali Ka at the SenseLab on Tuesday, December 11 at 2 pm. 2pm: Noa Haran will lead a workshop around the idea of ‘modes of listening’, an invitation to explore them together through vocal improvisation – previous experience in vocal improvisation is not required! A ‘mode of listening’ is a perceptual state of the listener when they focus their attention on certain aspects or details of the sounds or consciously assuming a specific context or intention to the sound. For example, we can decide to listen to a certain sound as if it speech, or focus our attention only on the production of a sound; to the air and pressure involved in it. In free improvisation, modes of listening can be practiced together and then be reflected in the music that we are making. By putting the focus on “how do we listen” rather than “what do we sing/play” we may find it easier to tune in to each other on the one hand, and stay open and inclusive toward any kind of sound on the other. Noa Haran is a vocalist and composer based in Montreal, originally from Jerusalem, Israel. Beside holding a M.MUS is composition from McGill University, she has been involved for many years in the scene of vocal improvisation. She is a co-founder and member of ABRA – a vocal performance quartet, who performed at a diverse range of venues in Israel and Europe, released an album and gained recognition both in the new music and contemporary performance scenes....