Elena Biserna - Going Out
THIS BOOK WILL BE BACK IN STOCK SOON.
Since the 1960s, the act of walking has provided a way for artists and musicians to escape the formality of the concert hall or institutional venue, engaging with shifting public spaces, natural environments, and the social and political sphere. Walking redefines notions of composer, performer, public, and music itself, while opening new modes of perception and action. This book addresses these developments by exploring the relationship between walking, listening, and soundmaking in the arts—from the first soundwalks and itinerant performances in the 1960s to today’s manifold ambulatory projects.
Elena Biserna is an independent researcher and occasional curator based in Marseille, France. She writes, talks, teaches, facilitates workshops or collective projects, curates and sometimes performs. Her interests are focused on listening and on ‘situated’ art practices in relationship with urban dynamics, socio-cultural processes, the public and political sphere.