Learning to Listen

• Thu 29 06 2023 / 7:30 pm •
with Elisa Metz

moderated by HANNA BÄCHER

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.

Elisa Metz is a musician, artist, and designer. She is the editor of grapefruits, which is a fanzine about composers and sound artists, and minneola - a podcast by and for musicians. In 2021 her first EP Three Wands was released on the Berlin experimental/ambient label planet akwa, followed by the album Glass Wands in December 2022. She composed the tracks for her self-made glass instrument and modular synthesizers in collaboration with Cologne-based producer Julian Stetter. Metz released the debut album TV in the Corner of her pop project Henry Lee in October 2022 on the label tétégé records, which she co-founded with Jakob Lebsanft. Since 2016, Elisa Metz has been working as a freelance art director for clients in the cultural sector, such as the c/o pop festival. Previously, she studied Integrated Design (B.A.) at the Köln International School of Design of the TH Köln and Sound and Reality (M. Mus.) at the Institute for Music and Media of the RSH Düsseldorf.

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.

29 06 2023 / 19:30
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne, Germany
In German and English language
Admission free of charge

© Melanie Zahn

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