Untraining the Ear: Listening Session N°1
Listening Session N°1 13.10.2017 19:00
with Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation
Warning Strobe lights are used during this performance which might trigger seizures for people with epilepsy
collaborators Deutschlandfunk Kultur and CTM Festival
Curation Kamila Metwaly
Co-Curation Marcus Gammel, Jan Rohlf
Production Abhishek Nilamber, Beya Othmani
Communication Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Anna Jäger
Visuals Elsa Westreicher
Research assistance Gwen Mitchell
For the first session of our new series Untraining the Ear we have invited Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation. Tara Transitory creates spatial and bodily sonic relationships with the listeners to enable listening through various bodies: the self, space, machines, movement, the collective body and the ultimate body of reverie.
She works with sounds to create various physical and material states of trance within and without the process of embodied listening. Through the process of arriving at and of being in, till falling out of a trance, the sounds of the various bodies may intersect. Thus they become one common body, a common body as a resonant space. In that sense, a singular body consisting of all forms of bodies becomes nodes of ethereal sources that Tara Transitory annexes to her own performance practice. With Tara Transitory we enterSAVVY Contemporary with an understanding of individual bodies and their singularities–specifically their singular (sound) identities–however, through experiencing the performance we become communitas.
Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation transforms research on gender+noise+ritual, into experiences that straddle the boundaries of art, music, and performance. Her act is of a shape-shifting nature, morphing between interventionist, performative and ritualistic/trance-like practices, defying any form of characterization under an umbrella of genre or label.
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