Sound recording demands poise, stillness, an ability to disconnect, a performative competence. Listening to recordings is an act that demands a silence and an ability to move with the flow, to conjure up images, related sounds, voices, etc. In talking and analyzing recordings and listening, a world of recognitions of different absences and presences opens up. A group listening together makes journeys into the various textures of the self and the world.
Recording the slightest of sounds:
Making a microphone/January, 2006
Rabiya Quraishy writes to all her peers on the Cybermohalla internal mailing list, on how to make a mic - "Not one with which you may amplify your own voice, but one which will help you listen to the slightest of sounds." Sophea Lerner, who was at a residency in Cybermohalla in 2006, took a one-day workshop on making microphones.
Read her mail here.
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