Writing Listening

The question of how to write through the practice of listening, rather than simply writing 'about' listening and sound has been an ongoing interest. We take the physical work of listening and organising ones attention as a starting point for composition; and experiment with durational and situated writing in different parts of the city. Everyone listens differently. Writing-listening is a form of sound recording which allows us to highlight the specific experience of different listeners which is always a selective and site specific meaning making process. The practices that we have explored through writing include investigations into: How sounds structure everyday time Expert listening and sounding practices associated with specific forms of skilled manual work. Sonic relationships within and around domestic space. Articulating shared listening experience Sounding out public transport and market spaces Descriptive scores of practical listening exercises Graphical notations of everyday listening. Structures platforms and networks for listening Sounds of teaching and learning