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Conversation: with Annea Lockwood

with Annea Lockwood, moderated by Salomé Voegelin

The moving, curious, and ever-innovative work of Annea Lockwood – whom Rewire dedicates a focus programme around in 2024 – has spanned over 50 years of concert music, field recordings, performance art, and multimedia installations. Born in New Zealand in 1939, Lockwood has had a lifelong fascination with the ways in which someone’s environment affects the sounds around them and vice versa, with a focus on healing, nature, and human connection. “I feel that sounds are autonomous – they have a sort of life span,” she says in an interview with The Quietus. “That's at the bottom of a lot of my work.” Her music lives and listens to life.

On Saturday, 6 April, researcher and practitioner Salomé Voegelin will enter into a conversation with Lockwood. In anticipation of the conversation, Voegelin writes:  “I hope to share her thinking, to appreciate the urgency of her works such as The Vanishing Point (2021, about the collapse of the insect population, with Yarn/Wire) not only semantically, as concept and partitur, and in relation to music, but to understand how sound communicates beyond language the unimaginable consequences of a current not listening, and whether an auditory knowing might carry us into action.” Read Voegelin’s full text A conversation with Annea Lockwood and an insect population that is collapsing

Salomé Voegelin is a researcher and practitioner, who works from the relational logic of sound to focus on the in-between and the liminal, where feminist, decolonial, and post-anthropocentric realities can engender different and plural knowledge possibilities. She writes articles and papers, books and texts, and text-scores for performance and publication. Her most recent book Uncurating Sound: Knowledge with Voice and Hands (2023), moves curation through the double negative of not-not to “uncuration”: untethering knowledge from the expectations of reference and a canonical frame, and reconsidering art as political not in its message or aim, but by the way it confronts the institution. Voegelin is a Professor of Sound at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

Sat 6 Apr
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