As part of the upcoming ‘New Suns: A Feminist Literary Festival’, taking place on Saturday 5 October at the Barbican Centre in London, Rewire is pleased to present ‘Ritual Listening: Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations’ – a guided workshop lead by object blue and Frances Morgan.
“Music created by women could have a special function… for healing separations that cloud the spirit of humanity… Music cannot go on as a lopsided affair belonging only to men. As music changes so will the world as we know it.” — Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations are written instructions for meditative rituals intended for healing. They are investigations into new social experiences and relations via sound. Producer object blue and writer Frances Morgan lead this workshop exploring the Sonic Meditations originally developed in Oliveros’ women’s group ♀Ensemble as themselves a form of technology.
All are welcome regardless of musical or meditation experience or ability, and you will be guided throughout.
About New Suns
Literary festival New Suns returns to the Barbican for a second year, inviting audiences to explore new and continuing debates in feminist approaches to technology. This year’s festival takes inspiration from science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin’s essay The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, which subverts the dominant narrative of technologically driven ‘progress’. The day will include workshops, talks and screenings exploring technofeminism, storytelling, sonic ritual, gender identity, reproductive justice and indigenous knowledge with writers, artists, mystics, poets and academics.
Saturday 5 October
Barbican Centre, London
Open: 10:30 – 17:30
Entrance: Free of charge
Find out more via barbican.org.uk