Learning to Listen

• Thu 30 03 2023 •
with Julius Vapiano


Every last Thursday of each month, the ADKDW invites you to a joint listening session at the Kompakt Record Store of the legendary Cologne label for electronic music. In each session, an invited guest will play selected songs, song fragments, or instrumentals and discusses them from a personal, music-historical, and/or political point of view.

Julius Vapiano is author and artist and has been running the project It Tastes Like Ashes since 2016. In various publication formats, he publishes reviews with narrative elements on gastronomy, art and nightlife, by himself and with recurring authors from the Cologne art scene. In 2019 he published four issues of Gratis Kritik as well as from 2020-21 with Svea Mausolf and Fritzi Schneckenhaus on the blog tasteslikeashes.de. His books YOUR GUIDE TO GASTRO (2017), HOW TO... Café Life (2019), and 11 Tears (2021) have been published at Strzelecki Books.

Learning to Listen Series
In radio broadcasts, podcasts and live events, Learning to Listen deals with forms of listening and non-listening - and the knowledge that can be drawn from them. The main aim of Learning to Listen is to initiate didactic processes intended to help us understand why certain sounds, songs, and narratives are heard and others are not, and to interweave auditory events with anti/de-colonial education. Together we will reflect on our internalized ways of thinking, of learning to listen and to un-learn.

30 03 2023 / 19:30
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne, Germany
In German and English language
Admission free of charge

(c) Melanie Zahn (c) Esther Rosiny-Wieland

Eine Kooperation von Akademie der Künste der Welt (ADKDW) und Kompakt.