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Rhythm Studies is a series of sound and listening walks and activities that explore cosmic rhythms, cycles and spectra through vibrational signifiers, encouraging individual and communal sensings of, and attunements with, manifold worlds.


In the flux between day and night, we alight at twilight, a time of shape shifting and stirring, a moment when poetry begins its work on artificial boundaries, as edges blur…

In this walk, we will use our whole body – and collective ‘ear’ – to listen to and explore the shifting acoustic and vibrational relations from Hackney Wick to North Millfield Park, as the direct light fades and becomes reflected, care of the Moon.

No materials or equipment are required beyond clothing relevant to the weather/environment, and a sturdy pair of shoes. Please note: cafes with facilities will be open nearby at the start of the walk.

Participants are encouraged to be fully present in our bodies during the event. The use of listening and recording technologies such as bat detectors, parabolas, and listening trumpets are welcome, and we encourage sharing equipment within the group.

Attendees will be emailed before the event with maps, FAQs and an exact location for meeting up.

Music and Other Living Creatures is a series at Cafe OTO (curated by OTO Projects) dedicated to music about, with, or by other living creatures. Birds, tigers, chickens, insects and many other living creatures are explored through sound-walks, listening sessions, commissioned performances, live responses and discussions.

EnCOUnTERs is a series of inter-disciplinary events that reside at the intersection between inter- and intra-species encounter and the sonic imagination. Events direct attention to curiosity, the speculative as well as the scientific, and to notions of multiplicity of being, experience and philosophy surveying creative and research-based practices that reference aspects of ecology, ethology and other creature-ologies, bioart and bioacoustics, sound/scape studies, zoömusicology, ethnobotany, critical plant studies, and related fields.

EnCOUnTERs is curated by Helen Frosi (SoundFjord).

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