Seed 01:: Peripheral Listening

Greenstone / Kuester / C. Lavender / Lee / Long / Meehan / Neumann / Roberts-Gevalt / Thorpe / Zierk
A collective work on peripheral listening

Wednesday, August 31, 8 PM

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Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery | NYC

For SEED 01 CT::SWaM was hosting a collective, process-based, durational, spatial-sound group improvisation activating the entire space of the gallery. Through different strategies of sonic exchange, a variety of instrumentations and a networked system we were exploring the concept of “peripheral listening”.

Madison Greenstone
Nicolee Kuester
C Lavender
Andrew Yong Hoon Lee
Sam Long
Sean Meehan
Daniel Neumann
Anna RG
Suzanne Thorpe
Evan Zierk

During the day on Aug 31 the 10 participants will convene at Fridman Gallery for an exchange of thoughts, ideas, materials, listening exercises and to basically create a system for playing together. The aim is to develop a structure, and a system for passing sounds to each other as well as spatial distribution throughout the space; all towards a spontaneous work that explores and encourages peripheral listening and will be activated in the evening. There will be an idiosyncratic multi-channel speaker system spread out through the entire gallery, maybe also projectors, if we decide to use them. Some participants will play, some maybe won’t. Some might write, or talk afterwards, others might record, videotape, or collect.

A systemic composition will unfold over time, a micro-ecology of sounds, where participants are interconnected in a dynamic network.

We need plants and ideas to grow, not capital and exploitation. The proceeds from this concert will be donated to a forestation project.

Accessibility : Fridman Gallery is a first-floor space and is accessible by wheelchair. Seating (chairs + pillows) will be provided. The performers request that all audience members wear masks. If you have any access-related questions or request, please contact

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