Learning to Listen

• Thu 25 04 2024 •
with Gossing / Sieckmann


Every 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.

As a directors duo Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann have produced several short films on 16-mm film, in which urban and private architecture, hyper- staged environment, subcultural individuals and the notion of desire are examined – combining documentary imagery with fiction and found footage. Their works are characterised by the depth of research and contact with communities and individuals, as well as by the clear lines in their approach to architecture and the worlds which shape desire, fear, anxiety, and alienation.
Since 2019 they are hosting Blonde Cobra - Festival for Queer and Experimental Cinema in Cologne together with Lara Levi Nickel, a multidisciplinary festival for film, performance, theory and music. Currently they are working on their first hybrid feature film Sirens Call with ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel about a subculture of mer-beings in Portland, Oregon (USA).

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.

Thur 25 04 2024 | 7:30 pm
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne
In German language
Admission free of charge