Listeners at work is a playful and serious reflection on the work of listening in which we announce the work we are doing in a way that invites others to join us and turn a fresh ear to a familiar sonic space. We also explore the ways in which different kinds of everyday work involve specialised listening skills.
A play on ’riksha’, the well known three wheeled cycle transport found all over India, and ’shor’, the Hindi word for ’noise’. Rikshor is a mobile structure for intervening in existing networks to invite locality based listening. Rikshor is a demountable sonic platform that can be deployed on any local standard cycle rik and moved easily on public transport to other localities.