Lights Out Listening

Lights Out Listening

These works were jury selected from international open calls and broadcast during several Lights Out Listening Group sessions. Lights Out Listening Group meets bi-monthly in an former hair dressers shop in Glasgow, Scotland, to listen, with the lights turned off, to a program of sound works.

Exhibitions

Lights Out Lockdown Edition #5

Lights Out Listening COVID Nightmares
5:00, sound art
Juried international broadcast
Lights Out Listening Group
Glasgow, Scotland
16 December 2020
Event program/archive

My sleep is interrupted by nightmares of contracting COVID-19. This is how they sound.

Lights Out Listening Music Heard from Space While Admiring a View from a Hill
2:00, sound art
Juried international broadcast
Lights Out Listening Group
Glasgow, Scotland
16 December 2020
Event program/archive

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Lights Out Lockdown Edition #4

Lights Out Listening Beginning-Middle-End
1:00, sound art
Juried international broadcast
Lights Out Listening Group
Glasgow, Scotland
30 September 2020
Event program/archive

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Lights Out Listening Tiny Sounds
2:30, sound art
Juried international broadcast
Lights Out Listening Group
Glasgow, Scotland
30 September 2020
Event program/archive

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Lights Out Lockdown Edition #3

Lights Out Listening Dogs Bark Far Away
2:00, sound art
Juried international broadcast
Lights Out Listening Group
Glasgow, Scotland
29 July 2020
Event program/archive

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Background

Lights Out Listening Group is a bi-monthly listening event held in the Old Hairdressers Shop, Renfield Lane, Glasgow, Scotland, where the audience listens in the dark. After the program, they discuss what they heard. But, due to the COVID pandemic 2020 listening events were held online using the Lights Out Listening Group mixlr website. Listeners were encouraged to discuss what they heard using the website's chat feature. An archive of listening programs is available at the group's MixCloud website.

International open calls encourage sound artist to submit works for jury selection. Submissions can be no longer than 10:00 in length and may be complete works or part of a larger work.

Metadata

Object: Audio file
Format: mp3
Bit Rate: 356kbs
Duration: Various
Created: 2020
Creator: John F. Barber

Artist Statement

I was intrigued by this listening experience and sampled previous projects and created new ones for submission. While not the same, surely, as sitting in the darkened old hairdresser's shop, listening to these programs was a wonderful experience.