A talk on 12th of November at London College of Communication as part of the Points of Listening series, convened by Salome Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright:
Twenty episodes – twenty anecdotes, recordings, film clips, excerpts from other peoples’ writings and thoughts – find a shared space somewhere between the overheard, the misheard, the crossed wire and the signal – the signal jammed and the signal transmitted.
A cattle auction, an absent skylark, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, the cruel sea, Jane Austen, “prowords”, telepathy, conversations on commuter trains, in cafes and in pubs, sub-titles, sheep that speak, Call of Duty and blinking: these are what I’m thinking about now and some of this, perhaps most of it, will make it into my presentation on the 12th . There might even be a magic trick.
‘Friday afternoon, I’m walking home from school and I’m watching some men build a new house. And the guy hammering on the roof calls me a paranoid little weirdo. In Morse code’. Emo Phillips.