Auraldiversities: Towards Listening, Dub, Memory with Edward George.
An interdisciplinary programme addressing the ‘auraldiverse turn’ in Arts and Humanities research and theory, questioning how and what we hear, what we listen to and why, as situated within our contemporary milieu and its associated crises.
These multimodal sessions trouble accepted norms in audio technology, sound culture and Western epistemologies and question the extent of human perception, our relation in and through the vibratory world, and whether hearing and listening is ever an individual act.
Session Two: Gathering Place
Towards Listening Dub and Memory
Date: Wednesday 25 January 2023 Time: 12pm – 1pm
In this free-to-attend, online session, George will speak on listening, dub, and memory, and will reference both his The Strangeness of Dub (Morley Radio) and Sound of Music (Threads Radio) shows.
Edward George is a writer, broadcaster and photographer. A founder of Black Audio Film Collective, George wrote and presented the ground-breaking science fiction documentary Last Angel of History. He hosts Sound of Music (Threads Radio), and Kuduro – Electronic Music of Angola (Counterflows/NTS). George’s series The Strangeness of Dub (Morley Radio) dives into reggae, dub, versions and versioning, drawing on critical theory, social history, and a deep and a wide cross-genre musical selection. The series will form the basis of a book. George’s completed, yet-to-be published photo-poetry book, Dub Housing, forges a relation between photography, architecture and dub against the backdrop of the Covid pandemic. Recent work includes Genealogies of Rock Against Racism, a live broadcast of The Strangeness of Dub at London’s Barbican Centre and The Strangeness of Jazz, a live presentation at London’s Cafe Oto.
Image credit: Edward George. Used with permission.