Listening Laboratory & Feminist Radio

Sandhya Daemgen
Listening Laboratory & Feminist Radio

Online seminar, English/Deutsch, 2 SWS, 2 ECTS
Saturday, 12.12.2020, 14-17:30 h and Saturday, 27.2.2021, 14-17:30 h
In between: Mondays and Wednesdays in the evenings 10 online sessions 19:30-21 h:
Wed, 16.12./ Mon, 21.12.2020 / Mon, 4.1. / Wed, 6.1./ Wed, 27.1.2021 / Mon, 1.2./ Wed, 3.2./ Mon, 8.2./ Mon, 15.2.2021

This workshop will focus on listening as an embodied practice. We will try out listening tasks both online and offline that connect to our inner body, the environment, music and each other. We will take great influence from the feminist musician Pauline Oliveros. We will share personal observations, listen to music together and read articles that focus on listening as an artistic, feminist and connective practice.
Based on the series What's That Noise?, we will put together our own radio program that focuses on the stories and music of female* artists who have been historically excluded. On the last days we will listen to our own short interviews and selected music together. This workshop will focus on listening as an important individual, collective and political practice.

Requirements for the ungraded Studium Generale credits: Active and regular participation and contributions to the radio program.

Sandhya Daemgen is an artist and performer and works in interdisciplinary projects with sound, voice and body. She has performed internationally with Tino Sehgal, Alexandra Pirici, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Heiner Goebbels. She is a member of the feminist-queer collective Altes Finanzamt in Neukölln, Berlin. She has a degree in both Cultural Studies from Wesleyan University, USA and Dance, Context and Choreography from UDK, Berlin. Daemgen is the host and director of the Performance-Music Series entitled What’s That Noise? She leads Listening Laboratories and Workshops that focus on expanding our ways of listening. “What's That Noise?” is a series that focuses on the music and stories of select female* artists of the past, recognizing and cherishing those who have pushed musical and societal boundaries. More information on