World Stage Design
July 2017, exact date tbd
Curator and Organizer: Richard K. Thomas
Listen Hear is a special bi-annual program of the Sound Design Group in OISTAT that brings together sound artists, technicians and composers from all around world to share ongoing projects and research in the field of sound for the performing arts. The program started in 2013, and has become a staple at OISTAT sound group gatherings ever since. ListenHear is named after former Sound Design Group Head Steven Brown’s website, as a tribute to his endless enthusiasm and support for bringing artists together in a celebratory environment.
We typically host our event in a bar or a restaurant, and combine food, drink and merriment with the evening’s schedule of brief talks and presentations. Our format is quite simple, and is modeled after the “Pecha Kucha” events that have become popular around the world: each presenter provides the organizer, with twenty slides that are sequenced into a PowerPoint presentation so that each slide automatically advances after twenty seconds. The entire presentation lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds (20 slides X 20 seconds = 400 seconds). Once the presentation starts, there will be no stopping or going back until the presentation has completed!
The presenter is encouraged to talk to the audience while the presentation plays, sharing the project in a highly informal style. Presentations may be on any subject related to sound for the performing arts, although we are particularly interested in what sorts of projects, ideas, explorations you are investigating at the current time.
Download this PDF for information about submitting a proposal for Taipei!
More on SDG website.