JON WOZENCROFT SOUND SEMINAR
THE LISTENING EYE
Thursday 5 March – doors 7pm – start 7.30pm | £7 adv £10 otd | BUY TICKETS
Sound seminar by Jon Wozencroft + exhibition (various artists).
Jon Wozencroft developed his sound seminars in the late 1980s as a means of highlighting the potential of sound-related research and practice in art and design education. Primarily, the seminars promote the art of listening and seek to rebalance the dominant bias of visual culture which favours the eye over the ear. Listening both enhances one’s perceptual awareness and creates an oasis away from 24/7 non-stop media. The seminars underline the power of sound and music as catalysts for change in a context in which recorded music has been progressively devalued in the digital environment. Drawing upon forty years of working in music publishing and performance, Wozencroft moves the audience between and beyond genre classifications and makes connections where past present and future come alive in the moment.
Each session follows a theme. “The Listening Eye” is a broad introduction to the ethos of the seminars, and the interplay between storytelling, composition and experimentation. They take place in a darkened room, an echo of the collective cinema experience, whilst being avowedly personal and involving.
In parallel with the sound seminar, works connected to the theme will be exhibited and if you want to sell your artwork / prints / books send us some pictures and a brief description.
The venue, IKLECTIK, is an old primary school assembly hall near Waterloo station, latterly becoming a Buddhist temple before being converted into an arts lab with an audience capacity of 100.