Learning to Listen

• Thu 31 08 2023 / 7:30 pm •
with Şeyda Kurt

moderated by HANITRA WAGNER

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.

Şeyda Kurt writes and speaks about philosophy, politics, culture and left-wing feminism. She writes texts both for theater and is a columnist at Buchjournal. As a freelance journalist, she publishes, among others, for Zeit Online and Deutschlandfunk Kultur. As an editor, she worked on the Spotify Original Podcast 190220 - En Jahr nach Hanau, which was awarded the Grimme Online Award. In April 2021, her non-fiction bestseller Radikale Zärtlichkeit - Warum Liebe politisch ist was published. In March, her experimental essay HASS - Von der Macht eines widerständigen Gefühls was published. Şeyda Kurt lives in Cologne, Berlin, on the Internet and in the ICE.

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. Together we will reflect on our internalized ways of thinking, of learning to listen and to un-learn.

31 08 2023 / 19:30
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne, Germany
In German and English language
Admission free of charge

© Melanie Zahn © Harriet Meyer

A cooperation of Academy of the Arts of the World (ADKDW) and Kompakt.