For the first session of our new series Untraing the Ear Listening Sessions we have invited Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation. Tara Transitory creates spatial and bodily sonic relationships with the listeners to enable listening through various bodies: the self, space, machines, movement, the collective body and the ultimate body of reverie.
She works with sounds to create various physical and material states of trance within and without the process of embodied listening. Through the process of arriving at and of being in, till falling out of a trance, the sounds of the various bodies may intersect. Thus they become one common body, a common body as a resonant space. In that sense, a singular body consisting of all forms of bodies becomes nodes of ethereal sources that Tara Transitory annexes to her own performance practice. With Tara Transitory we enter SAVVY Contemporary with an understanding of individual bodies and their singularities - specifically their singular (sound) identities - however, through experiencing the performance we become communitas.
Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation transforms research on gender+noise+ritual, into experiences that straddle the boundaries of art, music, and performance. Her act is of a shape-shifting nature, morphing between interventionist, performative and ritualistic/trance-like practices, defying any form of characterization under an umbrella of genre or label.
With the Untraining the Ear Listening Sessions we propose exercises to decipher sound beyond its contextual affiliation of geography, genre, and valences of identity. It is an attempt to press II pause to the daily storm of sonic vibrations, and voice a call to examine and explore the auditory beyond the hearing and start to listen.
Presented by SAVVY Contemporary, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and CTM Festival