CTM Festival Berlin 25.05.22

Listening in Berlin. By Ximena Alarcón

I am very grateful for the invitation to speak at the CTM Festival 2022, at the panel Contact with the more-than-human-world. The panel brought together reflections from Jono Gilmurray, Susan Schuppli and Faiza Ahmad Khan, AM Kanngieser and Zoe Todd. Curated by Anita Jóri, the panel explored how sound artists have engaged politically, socially and aesthetically with our environments, in the context of climate crisis. How our work might respond to the urgent questions of listening, and the negotiation of our position in relation to other more-than-human entities. I offered a talk on “Sonic Migrations: resonances that hold us as we walk through telematic rituals for agency.”

This has been a great opportunity to bring together an overview of my 19 years of work listening to migrations and nourishing the principles of the INTIMAL system and the INTIMAL App©. Thanks to Anita Jóri, the speakers and the wonderful organisation of the Festival!

April 22: Earth Day Art Model Telematic Festival 2022

Earth Day Art Model, April 22, 24 hours of music connecting to the Earth

I am really happy to be part of the three concerts curated by Sarah Weaver at the Earth Day Art Model Telematic Festival, April 22 presenting my piece “Dreaming while awake: a network of presence” developed using the INTIMAL App© with the participation of eight walkers/improvisers/dreamers who joined me on April 10 and 11 to listen for place and presence.

Telematic Sonic Performance at the Eart Day Art Model Telematic Festival 2022
Telematic Sonic Performance at the Eart Day Art Model Telematic Festival 2022

They were invited to walk and listen to resonances with the places where they live, with themselves, and with others in distant locations. This is for me a collective and uplifting meditation. Thanks a lot to the improvisers! Cássia Carrascoza Bomfim (São Paulo- Brazil), Viv Corringham (New York, USA), Gloria Damijan (Vienna, Austria), Rachel Koenig Raven (Atlantic Beach, New York), Calvin Niles (London, UK), Dayana Rivera (Madrid, Spain), Biggi Vinkeloe (Sweden, California-US, India), Jane Wang (Boston, MA, USA).

You can listen to the piece here and to the amazing concerts connecting with the Earth and others on 22 of April and for 24 hours (US Central Time) at https://edam2022.deck10.media/stages/STAGE-1# Check your Time zone by Going to the Link!

The INTIMAL App© is developed by Ximena Alarcón (Artistic Concept and Sound Interactive Design); Programming by Kieran Harte.

Earth Day Art Model is developed by the artistic director Scott Deal, director of live programming Harry Chaubey, and a team from the Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center, at IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology and Deck Media.

Many thanks to all for making it possible!