SALONG was a group of artists from different disciplines who met at regular intervals to share knowledge and reflect on listening, listening art and listening attitudes.
Subjects that were thought and talked about include the influence of memories on listening; technical, musical and compositional listening; the effect of concrete and abstract sounds; associative listening and imagining; solitary or social listening; ...
Stimulated by the different ways of listening, the group decided to draw up a list of possible listening attitutes. Not an encyclopaedic or scientific inventory, but simply: a list. Their list.
Download the list here (open the document in Acrobat Reader to click through to the listening fragments).
SALONG consists of
urban designer Caroline Claus, sound artist Stijn Demeulenaere, sound designer Diederik De Cock, writer / curator Eva De Groote, sound designer Thomas Vertongen, photographer / urban planner Boris Snauwaert, composer Heleen Van Haegenborgh, artist Anyuta Wiazemsky and writer Ellen Stijnen.
What did the group listen to?
The SALONG members did a Sound Walk and listened, among other things, to the concert by Stijn Demeulenaere (Cinéma pour l'Oreille during Phonorama), after Vatnajokull by Chris Watson, One Pig by Matthew Herbert,...