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Meditation: Everything, Nothing, Harvey Keitel

Soundhouse: The Listening Body

illustration of people listening to music

In the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world, the city of lights and dreams and distractions, a man sits down and tries to meditate.

Learning to meditate is hard. Emptying one's mind, focusing entirely on one's breath is hard. And it gets even harder for the man with the realisation that he's sitting next to the famous actor Harvey Keitel

This event interweaves a collective listening session with a guided meditation, exploring distracted bodies and wandering minds. Followed by a Q&A with producer Pejk Malinovski.

Participants will receive a copy of the printed guide accompanying Soundhouse: The Listening Body (worth £4) featuring newly-commissioned essays and illustrations.


Image for soundhouse a listening body by mica warren for Barbican level g

Read: Soundhouse - The Listening Body

What might a cinema for audio look like? We explore ideas around collective listening and the physicality behind listening to audio in a collection of essays by audio-makers and academics, commissioned as part of the Soundhouse project. 

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