Multiplicity – a spectral analysis of Brussels

Multiplicity – a spectral analysis of Brussels, an Audio Walk by Justin Bennett, is part of programme of the Oscillation Festival, Brussels
25/04 – 05/05/2019

Oscillation – on sound’s nature
Audio walk with Justin Bennett

Festival from 25 April – 05 May 2019
Guided Audio walk on Saturday, 04 May 2019, 11:00h

During the festival iPods will be available at Q-O2 for individual (unguided) walks.

Multiplicity – a spectral analysis of Brussels. Audio walk.

Although “spectral analysis” suggests a scientific approach, Multiplicity is a multiplexed wild ghost chase through the urban fabric of the capital of Europe. A mashup of field recordings, sonic experiments, observations, theoretical and utopian texts, and conflicting multi-lingual instructions guide us through territories defined by language, politics, urbanism and sound.

Oscillation is a project and festival circling around various aspects of the nature of sound, with a special curiosity about its capacity for creating and sharing space, its propensity to occupy the zones in between spaces, positions, events, discourses, etc: a betweening space. Sound travels, hops borders, passes through walls. It is endlessly participative in that we share it all the time, often unwittingly. It entangles itself in the necessarily messy gaps between us. Sound offers a framework for thinking the in-between as a space that not only needs boundaries in order to exist (what is a space without limits to define it?), but whose very presence both creates and parodies the fixities of those boundaries.

Oscillation is organised by Q-O2 workspace, co-produced by RITCS-School of Arts, in the framework of the Interfaces project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. It is realised in cooperation with Argos, Art Brussels, Au Quai, Cinema Nova, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters, Eglise St. Jean-Baptiste Molenbeek, La Fonderie, Le Lac, Recyclart, Werkplaats Walter. Q-O2 is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Flemish Community, and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Region

The festival takes place between April 25-May 5th, across a variety of formats and locations in Brussels.

More information on the website of Oscillation

Read more about Justin Bennett’s research project Multiplicity