The Listening Museum
Musical happening in a working factory.
The Listening Museum is a musical happening in a working factory. It's a non-linear mashup of sonic ideas, with each audience member free to explore, interact and experience it in their own way. In the spirit of Dada and Fluxus, The Listening Museum 1 (2013) featured a live bronze pouring, a Madonna-singing welder (Jess Azodi), a gong therapist (Michael Askill), sound installations (Lawrence English & Leah Barclay), collaborations with Sydney’s Ensemble Offspring, and 20 percussionists with ropes attached. Memorable moments from Listening Museum 2 (2016) include “Flutist in a Dumpster” (Jodie Rottle), Kurt Schwitters’ Dada poem UR Sonata (Vanessa Tomlinson) accompanied by suspended trombonist (Ben Marks), and dualling bagpipers (Matthew Horsley & Cameron Kennedy) . What will happen in 2018??????
Central to the project is collaboration is between Clocked Out and workers of UAP – a company who describe themselves as explorers, creatives and makers. UAP work closely with with artists, architects, designers & developers to bring uncommon creativity to the public realm & expert resources to creativity.
Clocked Out are ethically committed to social and environmental concerns and feel the act of listening – to each other and to the place where we live – can be a trigger for positive human/environmental custodianship. The “choose-your-own-adventure” nature of this work provides an exploratory audience-driven entry into new sonic ideas, new music and new concepts.
Join us for The Listening Museum 3, 21 September 2018.