Listening Sessions

These site-specific sound installation performances by Craig Havens introduce participants to the concept of "intentional listening". Part audio time-travel and part ritual, they present archival recordings of unique live performances by deceased musicians. 

The artist guides the performance and provides a live commentary for each song within a historical context. A printed artist's publication accompanies each performance and is provided to those participating in the sessions. The publication takes the form of a song booklet featuring transcribed lyrics, song authorship, discography and performance details.

Listening Session I & II: Fear of Death, Fear of Life, 2016. / Audio Monitors, Amplifiers, Blankets, Dual Channel Audio, Printed Artist Publications / Courtesy of Nova Kultura Foundation 
 

 

Listening Session I: Fear of Death, 2016. / Printed Artist Publication (English/Edition of 16)