two pieces based around the process of ‘ear cleaning’, a system of gradual removal of psychological auditory filters.

This is often done via listening exercises or techniques that involve the playback of white noise, however I was interested in playing with the response, and listening to the disconnect between hearing, the processing of its effects and also the distortion of sound history. All cultures have stories of ancestral or traditional methods of reconnecting to sound, and the sound of place, yet in the 20th century this has largely been reframed as either western translations of mediation practice or as the invention of certain figures within sound studies. It can be argued that these recent developments contain elements of ownership and elitism, intentionally or not.

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