ListenHear 2017

TIME: Approximately 1930h, July 2, 2017 immediately following the conclusion of the SDG annual meeting which starts at 1800h.

VENUE: Paulaner, TNUA (Taiwan National University of the Arts)

Curator and Organizer: Richard K. Thomas  


Scheduled participants for Taipei 2017:

Bassam Yaqout (EG)- “Nout Eyes”

Brad Ward (US) - “Current Projects”

Duncan Chang (TW) - TBA

Erik T. Lawson (US)- “In Search of an Alluvial Shore”

Hong Ji (CN) - “Exploring Music Composition for Theatre”

Jethro Joaquin (PH) - “Sound Outreach”

Jing Yin (CN)- “Gods Or Ghosts?”

Joe Pino (US) - “Power Spots”

Jorge Hernández Jiménez-Smith (MX) & Yao Liao (TW)- “The Mushroomhead (or How to Be Audience and Performer at the Same Time Without Probably Noticing You Are Being Both)”

Rich Dionne (US)- “Repercussions and Reverberations: Movement, Sensors, Sound and Lights”

Richard Thomas (US) - “Music as a Chariot”

Yiran Zhang (CN) - “It Sounds Delicious”

Zhang LiXin (CN) - “Sound Reality”


Listen Hear is a special bi-annual program of the Sound Design Group in OISTAT that brings together sound artists, technicians and composers from all around world to share ongoing projects and research in the field of sound for the performing arts. The program started in 2013, and has become a staple at OISTAT sound group gatherings ever since. ListenHear is named after former Sound Design Group Head Steven Brown’s website, as a tribute to his endless enthusiasm and support for bringing artists together in a celebratory environment.

Our format is quite simple, and is modeled after the “Pecha Kucha” events that have become popular around the world: each presenter provides the organizer with twenty slides that are sequenced into a PowerPoint presentation so that each slide automatically advances after twenty seconds. The entire presentation lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds (20 slides X 20 seconds = 400 seconds). Once the presentation starts, there will be no stopping or going back until the presentation has completed!