Sounds of the City:
Seminar with Jana Winderen and Chris Watson

Chris Watson og Jana Winderen (foto: Anne Valeur).

Oslo has a diverse soundscape – what’s your favourite sound in the city? What can we learn about our cities by listening? Get to know Jana Winderen and Chris Watson’s artistic practices through the seminar Sounds of the City.

Chris Watson will be presenting the sound installation "Inside the Circle of Fire: A Sheffield Sound Map", and Jana Winderen will be giving an introduction to her work with examples from her recordings of fish, seals, crustaceans and insects under water, and ultrasound recordings of bats and rats. The seminar will culminate in a conversation between Winderen and Watson, opening the discussion up to the audience. 

The conversation will be moderated by the curators of the project "Rats – Secret Soundscapes of the City": Anne Hilde Neset, former artistic director of nyMusikk, and Natalie Hope O’Donnell, curator for Munchmuseet on the Move.

The seminar will be held in English. It is free to attend, and everyone will receive a complimentary copy of the publication "Jana Winderen, Rats – Secret Soundscapes of the City". Entry to the Munch Museum from kl. 13.30.

"Sounds of the City" is held in connection with Jana Winderen’s most recent project "Rats – Secret Soundscapes of the City", a sound installation under the bridge in Trelastgata 1 in Bjørvika. Winderen’s project is part of a collaboration between the Munch Museum and nyMusikk.  

Chris Watson is a pioneer in the recording of sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. His television work includes David Attenborough’s Life series and the BBC series Frozen Planet.

Oslo-based artist Jana Winderen is internationally renowned for her compositions based on sound recordings under water, presented in the form of multi-channel sound installations, concerts and audio-visual releases.  


The Munch
22 September
14:00 - 17:00

Free entrance

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