RTM Kick-Off Meeting + Opening Conference

Kick-Off Meeting
Berlin, Errant Sound, and other venues
24th-26th March 2023

Politics of Listening
Performativity Radiophony Accessibility

Errant Sound will host the Radio That Matters kick-off meeting, an initial partner meeting to start developing a new methodology for a common work to entangle different knowledges, skills and experiences coming from performing arts, sound culture and accessibility practices in the art sector. The meeting will be the occasion for nurturing mutual understanding amongst the partners, for sharing case-studies and analyzing engaged participatory practices connected with local community issues, including reflecting on performative works related to acoustic research, experimental radiophony projects and accessible practices, in order to start defining a common strategy for future activities.

The 3-day meeting will also include the RTM Opening Conference with the public seminar led by Brandon LaBelle on Acoustic Justice, and an afternoon symposium designed for workshopping with invited scholars, artists, art institutions developing accessible practices.













25th March 2023
RTM Opening Conference
Errant Bodies – Cotheniusstrasse 6, 10407 Berlin

Acoustic Justice
Listening, Performativity, Community
seminar curated by Brandon LaBelle

In what ways do acoustic norms and economies shape the experiences and capacities of listening and sociality within certain environments? In this sense, acoustics is highlighted as a performative arena that impact articulations and expressions of agency. This will lead to theorizing acoustics as the basis for a range of practices that work at orientation and reorientation, synchronization and syncopation, consonance and dissonance. From practices of rhythm and echo, noise and the making of vibrational constructs, for example, tensions around belonging and unbelonging may be negotiated. Following critical understandings of acoustics further allows for reworking understandings of agency as based on appearance and legibility – a making visible. In the seminar Acoustic Justice: Listening, Performativity, Community the artist and theorist Brandon LaBelle explores how to shift volumes, to rework rhythms, to retune or detune dominant tonalities of particular contexts may assist in nurturing one’s right to listen.

Sound Research and Radio Practices
Kate Donovan (Shortwave Collective)
Nico Daleman (Cashmere Radio)
Mario Asef (Errant Sound)
Coordination Brandon LaBelle

Listening and Accessibility
Ece Pazarbasi (Field Kitchen Academy)
Jacopo Lanteri and Elisabeth Leopold (Tanzfabrik Berlin /Partner of the network “Making a Difference”)
Coordination Piersandra Di Matteo

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