Listening Experience

with Matt Burnett

A monthly collection of audio experiments and listening objects with sound artist Matt Burnett from Berlin.

Previous episodes

Listening Experience #16 - A Rock Expends No Effort in Being Still, but a Person Does

Thursday 16th August 2018 01:00 - 02:00 BST

The title of this episode comes from p.29 of a book by Jennie Gottschalk titled 'Experimental Music Since 1970'.

This piece seeks to illustrate the boundary between silence (sometimes construed as an absence of will or action) and listening (sometimes construed as an individual act or embodiment of purpose/will). Think of it as an attempt to venture beyond the listening experience created by John Cage’s 4’33”.
A rock has no will; it simply exists. A listener, on the other hand, has a will and can’t help but assign meaning to things and events. A listener can’t help but act.

Listening Experience #15 - Our Parents Told Us to Always Remember Home, the Evening Star

Thursday 19th July 2018 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This project is an ongoing internet collaboration curated by regina veldon. “Our parents told us to always remember home, the evening star” is a Facebook group. An internet mixtape.

Curator regina veldon writes:
“I discussed tonight the possibility of creating work based around the title ‘our parents told us to always remember home, the evening star’ and the image nasa released of earth as a bright, starlike object in the evening sky of mars.

The proposition, in more detail, is as follows:
The title of the works should be ‘our parents told us to always remember home, the evening star’
Artists are free to interpret the title and photograph any way they like
The works must be published by the artists themselves and each work must provide links back to the other works using the title so that we build up a web of links

The idea is to provide a hope for the future, to imagine the experiences of children born on a future mars colony.
The project is designed to extend past those invited and everyone who takes part is encouraged to ask others they know to produce their own work”

Listening Experience #14 - Performances

Thursday 21st June 2018 00:00 - 01:00 BST

This episode of Listening Experience is titled “Performances” and presents recordings of recent Listening Experience performances I have done in Berlin and elsewhere. It also includes a recording of Ko. Ko is a collaboration I have with Berlin-based sound artist and poet Martin Lau. This episode features a track called “Butterfly”, by Demzo. The final segment of this episode was performed at the Edge of Wrong 2018, in Johannesburg South Africa.

Listening Experience #13 - A Balcony in Johannesburg

Thursday 17th May 2018 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This episode of Listening Experience is titled “A Balcony In Johannesburg”, and features field recordings I made in Johannesburg, South Africa. I was in Johannesburg to participate in the annual Edge of Wrong festival; these recordings were made from the apartment balcony where I was staying.

The recordings were made at various times of day; the progression of time in this episode reflects the progression of time in the field, starting from early morning and continuing through mid-afternoon.

Listening Experience #12 - Slow

Thursday 19th April 2018 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This episode of “Listening Experience” is titled “slow”. It works with longer duration sounds, events, and structures, to create a sonic space to continue work with pulse, sonance, and delta. There is more written about pulse, sonance, and delta at the website http://mattburnettmusic.com.

Listening Experience #11 - Made in Berlin

Thursday 15th March 2018 01:00 - 02:00 GMT

This episode of “Listening Experience” is about Berlin-based music, and features tracks by Rieko Okuda, Reverse Mode, and Bohemian Drips. There is also a short introduction to Team Philoxenia, a Berlin-based humanitarian group.

Listening Experience #10 - Multiversal MultiNorth IV

Thursday 15th February 2018 01:00 - 02:00 GMT

This episode of Listening Experience consists of material acquired and created during the Multiversal MultiNorth IV tour of Oslo, Copenhagen, and Berlin, in January 2018. 

Listening Experience #9 - S-42

Thursday 18th January 2018 01:00 - 02:00 GMT

This month: field recordings of the S42 Ringbahn train, which loops in a ring around Berlin connecting with other inner-city transit systems, made by Matt Burnett shortly after his relocation to Berlin in 2014.

Listening Experience #8 - Quad At Noiseberg

Thursday 21st December 2017 01:00 - 02:00 GMT

This month: Quad at Noiseberg.

Listening Experience #7 - Tone Generation

Thursday 19th October 2017 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This month: Tone Generation.

Listening Experience #6 - Recursive Form

Thursday 21st September 2017 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This month: Recursive Form.

Listening Experience #5 - Feedback

Thursday 17th August 2017 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This month: Feedback.

Listening Experience #4 - Acquired Sounds

Thursday 20th July 2017 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This episode: Acquired Sounds.

Listening Experience #3 - Delta

Thursday 15th June 2017 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This episode of “Listening Experience” focuses on the concept of Delta, with audio excerpts from "Listen To Me" by Jules Bryant-Funnell and the Falcon Heights shooting.

Listening Experience #2 - Sonance

Thursday 18th May 2017 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This second episode is focused on the musical/sonic use of sonance. More about this here.

Listening Experience #1 - Pulse

Thursday 20th April 2017 01:00 - 02:00 BST

This episode: The use of pulse in instrumentation.

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