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Do., 25. Apr.



Struma+Iodine - Sonic Agency Listening Session VI

🌿 Listening to the contributions of Aho Ssan (FR), Bader (SYR/LBY/BEL), Jana Saleh (LBN), Lucia Kagramanyan (AT/ARM), Reza Kellner (AT/IRN), Sote (IRN). Live DJ-Set: Ghostpoet (UK) Guests: Brandon LaBelle (UK), DeForrest Brown Jr. (US), Lucia Kagramanyan (AT/ARM) & Reza K Eintritt: Freie Spende

Struma+Iodine - Sonic Agency Listening Session VI
Struma+Iodine - Sonic Agency Listening Session VI


25. Apr. 2024, 20:00 – 26. Apr. 2024, 02:00

Das LOT, Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien, Österreich


Spurred on by the acuteness of current global events, we are raising our voices in solidarity with the oppressed, the tortured, the silenced, and the unheard. While humanity is at stake, and our values are on trial, in moments of despair, rage and endless grief, acts of solidarity are needed more than ever. The events that shake Palestine and Israel are resulting in an ever-tighter spiral of violence and desperation. They are a horrific wake-up call that brutally brings the precarious situation on our planet to the fore. The humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, and Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinian civilians are intolerable. On top of that, the military actions threaten the lives of the remaining hostages in the Gaza-Strip, and even more innocent people in Gaza.

Looking at armed conflicts and acts of systematic oppression around the globe, taking into account what’s happening in Russia/Ukraine, D.R. Congo, Myanmar, Sudan and Haiti, China/Taiwan/Hong Kong, Iran, Turkey, and so many more places, it becomes clear that fascist, violent regimes, and repressive, reactionary, imperialist, authoritarian forces are on the rise. In Austria and elsewhere, extreme right-wing movements are rapidly gaining power, while racism, antisemitism, islamophobia, and nationalism become even more overt.

As we have always dealt with sound as a political category, our activism is based on listening and focuses on the revolutionary potential that is inherent in the sonic. Under the banner of Sonic Agency we want to enforce a sonic activism of opposition and resistance. The artists involved are advocating for social and political transformation. Their sounds lend themselves to global emancipatory struggles, and fights for freedom and equality. The featured sounds aren’t complicit in the silence that surrounds us. They are furious, desperate, crying, paralysed, compassionate and rebellious like us. There is a message in sound that cannot be negated.

Listening is not neutral. Listening shapes the reality we live in. Listening is shaped by ethics and politics and leads back to it. Listening is directly linked to memory and identity. Listening is as important as speaking. Listing is an active act."

Find full statement here >


Feat. sounds by Sote, Jana Saleh, Reza Kellner, Elvin Brandi, and more

Open discussion moderated by Samo Zeichen & Shilla Strelka

Guests: Brandon LaBelle (US), DeForrest Brown Jr. (UK), Reza Kellner

Live DJ-set Ghostpoet

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