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Sounds from a Listening Body – Workshop with Dumama

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST

Photo credit: Micha Serraf

Listening and Sound Workshop with South African artist, performer and sonic researcher Gugulethu A. Duma aka Dumama.
Friday 21 July, 6pm – 8pm. Please do a COVID-19 self-test before coming. Thank you!
Limited to 15 people, register early before spaces run out! 🙂
Open to ALL. 🙂 BIPoCs to the front, as always. 🙂 Queer siblings – start your QTIBPoC Pride weekend celebrations here! It’s gonna be goood! 😉

“Sound is a vibration that travels through air, water, and solids and therefore through the human body. Sound has the capacity to shift neurochemistry and neurobiology in a profound and unprecedented way as a therapeutic tool as well as a technique to unleash human potential. It’s produced by all matter and is a fundamental part of survival for every species because our brains are wired to immediately shift in response to sound. I am a composer, vocalist, sonic practitioner and researcher inspired by music and its varying cultural texts. What does it mean to be a voice? What does it mean to have a voice? Using music as a site of play and  study, I engage with a multitude of improvisational techniques. Recently, I’ve been inspired by the compositional process born of acoustemology. This is practice describing sonic knowledge which surfaces from non-musical activities and in people’s interactions with the environment. From here, I engage with ideas of memory, performance, socio-ecology, colonialism, migration, mythology and repair. This meditative 3 part workshop is a process of deep listening, slow movement and facilitated journaling, tuning into and listening with the voices cascading within.” – Dumama

Gugulethu Duma, also known as Dumama, is an artist, performer and sonic researcher, born in South Africa. Her transdisciplinary practice involves consciously deconstructing and critiquing archaic modes of representation of (Southern) African sonic and performance culture. Her interests intersect as practice based performance research, and interdisciplinary, collaborative bodies of work centred around political-poetic imaginations.


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July 21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST


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