Public Listening - Camden Art Centre

A series of discussions and listening sessions examining artists at the peripheries of music and sonic cultures.

9 May 6 June 11 July The Artists

9 May - The Man of Any Past: New ‘World’ Music with Paul Rekret 

Join Paul Rekret for a session on New ‘World’ Music.

6 June - Like Deepening Thunder Into Our Hearts: Music, Voices and Images of South African Jazz Artists Exiled in Britain During the Apartheid Era with Francis Gooding 

Join Francis Gooding for this session on the music, voices and images of South African jazz artists exiled in Britain during the apartheid era.

11 July - Dub as Method: A Conversation with Edward George

Join Edward George for this conversation.

The Artists

Edward George is a writer and broadcaster. Founder of Black Audio Film Collective, George wrote and presented the ground-breaking science fiction documentary Last Angel of History (1996). George is part of the multimedia duo Flow Motion, and the electronic music group Hallucinator. He and hosts Sound of Music (Threads Radio), Kuduro – Electronic Music of Angola (Counterflows). George’s series The Strangeness of Dub (Morley Radio) dives into reggae, dub, versions and versioning, drawing on critical theory, social history, and a deep and a wide cross-genre musical selection. Edward George lives and works in London. 

Francis Gooding is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books and a columnist at The Wire. 

Paul Rekret is the author of Take This Hammer: Work, Song, Crisis (Goldsmiths/MIT Press 2024), Down With Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence (2017); Derrida and Foucault: Philosophy, Politics, Polemics (2018) and editor of George Caffentzis’s Clipped Coins, Abused Words & Civil Government (2021). He is a member of Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective and teaches in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Westminster.