Sunday 12 May 2024, 7.30pm

Archive of Listening

£12 £10 Advance £6 MEMBERS

The night will begin with a panel discussion about the concept of the Archive of Listening, aiming to exchange listening experiences and practices with other archive platforms. The panel will feature Mark Gergis, Yamen Mekdad (Syrian Cassette Archives), Christina Hazboun (Christina Hazboun, Founder of The Sonic Agent from Palestine) and Hardi Kurda (Archive Khanah founder from Kurdistan), moderated by Rim Irscheid (Beyond 1932, King’s College London).

We will continue with two sets of performances, creating spontaneous improv groups from our wide collaborative pool: Khabat Abas, Hasan Hujairi, Adam Denton, Ernst Marechal, and George Moraitis.

Performers will bring and incorporate their personal & historical sound archives spanning modern-day field recordings from the streets of Slemani in Kurdistan, Brussels, Syria, Belfast, Palestine, London, Greece, and Sharjah, as well as historical materials from the 1930s to 1970s recorded in Kurdistan and Iraq.

Archive Khanah is part of SPACE21 projects Supported by AFAC (Arab Fund for culture and art) and British Council Northern Ireland