What Does Freedom Sound Like?
6–9 May 2021, Symposium Part II
Continuing and building on from September 2020, the second part of the Curating Diversity symposium invited participants to embark on a collective reflection process in giving space to sounds of freedom that are continuously being co-created – beyond Eurocentric power structures and thought patterns.
The participatory Open Space format supported a more practice-oriented approach, focusing on a peer-led exchange of knowledge via collective listening sessions and workshops.
The symposium brought together diverse actors to explore the development of multiple non-colonial music and sound practices. The aim was to form new alliances and derive measures for action together, keeping in mind how these can be implemented sustainably.
The symposium was developed in collaboration with an Advisory Board consisting of Memory Biwa, Du Yun, Candice Hopkins, Lee Walters and meLê yamomo.
Listening sessions with Hardi Kurda, Robert Machiri & Memory Biwa, Marshall Trammell, Joseph Kamaru, Ariel Orah, Atiyyah Khan & Grant Jurius, Elsa M’Bala and Raven Chacon
Opening Concert for Memories in Music:
Kirsten Reese: Cobourg Nets, Ensemble Adapter, world premiere
Erkki Veltheim, mit Daniel Wilfred: October 19th, 1845, Ensemble Adapter, world premiere
Filmpremiere Avant Joik / Memories in Music:
Performance Annette Schmucki: repeat one_two dachversion, Ernst Surberg, world premiere
Film Avant Joik, Katarina Barruk, Maja S. K. Ratkje, Matti Aikio, world premiere
Performance Spirit Weather: Altitude, Tony Buck,Tony Elieh, world premiere
What is Open Space?
- At the beginning of the Open Space the participants themselves decide what will be worked on.
- Every issue of concern to anybody can be raised.
- Work will be done in break-out groups – size, approach, length will be decided by participants.
- Participants make notes on their findings, these will be published during the event.
- Everybody receives a Book of Proceedings with all reports.
- Active participation and getting the most out of the event is supported by being present through the entire event.