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Preemptive Listening

Aura Satz’s Preemptive Listening project focuses on sonic obedience and disobedience through the trope of the siren. The Fork in the Road comprises trumpet improvisor Mazen Kerbaj’s composition of a new siren sound using circular breathing, and actor/activist Khalid Abdalla speaking on the siren as the emblematic sound of resistance, oppression and lost futures during the Arab Spring. Shot on 16mm, the film is literally driven by its soundtrack, as the voice becomes a beacon, activating emergency rotating lights.

Date: 2022-09-28 10:16:46
ID: 2801
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Preemptive Listening (Part 1: The Fork in the Road)

Aura Satz’s Preemptive Listening project focuses on sonic obedience and disobedience through the trope of the siren. The Fork in the Road comprises trumpet improvisor Mazen Kerbaj’s composition of a new siren sound using circular breathing, and actor/activist Khalid Abdalla speaking on the siren as the emblematic sound of resistance, oppression and lost futures during the Arab Spring. Following the film, a sound installa- tion proposes a speculative re-imagining of emergency signals.

Director

Aura Satz

UK Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2018

Duration

8 mins

Dialogue Language

English

Producer

Aura Satz

Print Contact

Aura Satz