Borealis Listening Club returns for Season 5 asking how music deals with some of the most urgent states of being today. From Protest to Isolation to Care, each month we’ll be picking records, eating popcorn, and listening together. For Season 5 we’ll be moving to our new space, Studio 207, at Strandgaten 207 on the last Wednesdays of the month, and if you want to suggest music to listen to be sure to get in touch on email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The theme for our first gathering of the autumn is: Protest. Wednesday 26th of August 20.00–22.00 – Studio 207
From music recorded in the underground American subway systems by Matana Roberts in solidarity with the Standing Rock protests, to feminist protest punk performed at street demonstrations by Deli Girls, we’ll be exploring different modes of politics and music this time. Each month we’ll also have a “deep listen” and for Protest we’ll be spending time with the String Quartets of American composer Wadada Leo Smith.