First Person

Ideas or essays written from a more personal point of view.

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Attuning Temporality

Hearing is a complex neurological process whereas listening is a selective learnt process, an ongoing tuning in and out, dynamic; mental and physically demanding.

Lara C. Geary

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Pricked Up Ears. A Lockdown Listening

Why am I happy to listen to beauty when I know that my culturally trained ears are just a better tool?

Anamaria Pravicencu

ESSAY

Proudly Disengaged

An investigation into non-European cultural influences on the experimental, avant-garde and innovative music.

Joe Morris

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Fernando Pessoa and The Newfound Existentialism

Less solace, less certainty, less cures, less normalcy, less identity, less togetherness: the paltry talking-head zoom-conference solo-concert isn’t cutting it.

Andrew Choate

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

The Nyépi-Demic

The topic is very much on the table - a table of a very stimulated society, for sure, addicted to new experiences, and sometimes craving to just ‘feel better’.

Vincent Moon

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Socially Overwhelmed By Isolation

Socially overwhelmed by isolation – the difficulty of self care versus the social sense of duty.

Thomas Venker

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Shadow Of A Life

I guess we could get used to living without interacting, remaining in isolation, fearing what’s out there. A shadow life. Or, perhaps more correctly, a shadow of a life.

Garth Cartwright

ACTIVE LISTENING

On Listening To Everything

Music is everywhere. You claim to listen to everything, but do you really?

Andrei Rusu

FIRST PERSON

Challenge, Failure and Fatality

Essentially, everything is about that feeling of utility. Multidisciplinary artist Mitoș Micleușanu explores the multiple faces of failure.

Mitoș Micleușanu