Learning to Listen

• Thu 13 06 2024 / 7:30 – 9:30 pm •
with Chris Korda


Artist's Con(tra)ception (25.5.–14.7.24) is Chris Korda's first exhibition in Germany. The show at the Kölnischer Kunstverein ranges from older works to works shown for the first time, in which the intertwining of Korda's extraordinary activist, musical and artistic movements becomes visible. Korda gained an international reputation with the environmental activist organisation founded in 1992 and her music in the field of electronic music. Records have been released by Gigolo Records, Perlon, Mental Groove, Yoyaku and on her own label Kevorkian Records. A new record will soon be released on Slacker 85.

The Kölnischer Kunstverein, together with the Akademie der Künste der Welt (ADKDW) and Kompakt, is pleased to invite Chris Korda to a Special within the Learning to Listen series. No gathering would be more fitting in Cologne than with the well-known record shop Kompakt and in an event series like this to learn more about Chris Korda's musical thinking; her understanding of music that led to her complex musical inventions.

Chris Korda is an internationally renowned multimedia artist, whose work spans thirty years and includes electronic music, digital and video art, performance and conceptual art, and culture jamming. Chris pioneered the use of complex polymeter in electronic dance music, and invented a unique MIDI sequencer in order to explore polymeter composition techniques. Chris composes and performs music in a variety of genres, and has released many albums on labels such as Yoyaku, Perlon, Mental Groove, and Gigolo Records.

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 13 06 2024 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne
In German language
Admission free of charge
The space is accessible without steps