05/09/2014 13' 22''

By Lawrence Abu Hamdan

This sound archive consists of audible extracts of works and interviews by Lawrence Abu Hamdan together with specific fragments of juridical listening and speaking collected from a wide range of sources including the trials of Saddam Hussein and Judas Priest, UK police evidence tapes, films such as Decoder and readings from texts like Italo Calvino's A King Listens. Listeners can access this collection of tracks articulated through listening-seminars and voice-activated audio installations in which individual components of the archive are pooled, extracted and turned into longer audio essays, texts and investigations. The narratives folded into these 3-minute segments expand and combine, generating narrative compositions and essays that weave through the content of this archive and plunge listeners into the heart of a discussion about the relationship between listening and politics, borders, human rights, testimony, truth and international law.

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