The SpokenWeb Podcast

The Event

Episode Summary

We listen to the recording that concluded last year's SpokenWeb Symposium, asking: what does this event sound like?

Episode Notes


This month, ShortCuts will be released on the first day of the 2022 SpokenWeb Symposium. Diving into a recording that concluded last year’s symposium, producer Katherine McLeod plays excerpts from Oana Avasilichioaei’s live performance of “Chambersonic (IV)” and Klara du Plessis’s reading of “Post-Mortem of the Event.” What is the sound of this event? Listening to the recording now invites reflections on what this event sounds like: how do we hear its affect, its traces, and how it shifts in time?


A fresh take on sounds from the past, ShortCuts is a monthly feature on The SpokenWeb Podcast feed and an extension of the ShortCuts blog posts on SPOKENWEBLOG. Stay tuned for monthly episodes of ShortCuts on alternate fortnights (that’s every second week) following the monthly SpokenWeb podcast episode.

Series Producer: Katherine McLeod

Host: Hannah McGregor

Supervising Producers: Judith Burr and Kate Moffatt

Audio Engineer / Sound Designer: Miranda Eastwood


Audio excerpted in this ShortCuts is from a recording of The Words & Music Show, online, on May 23, 2021, with readings by symposium participants Kevin McNeilly, Klara du Plessis, SpokenWeb community members Cole Mash and Erin Scott, and a featured performance by Montreal-based poet and SpokenWeb collaborator Oana Avasilichioaei.


Watch the filmpoem “Tracking Animal (an extemporization)” by Oana Avasilichioaei.

Read and listen to an early version of “Chambersonic (I)” published in The Capilano Review.

Read and explore Oana Avasilichioaei’s “Living Scores” (Blackwood Gallery).

See FONDS (Anstruther) by Klara du Plessis and read her book Hell Light Flesh (Palimpsest).

Learn more about The Words & Music Show by listening to “The Show Goes On: Words & Music in a Pandemic,” produced by Jason Camlot for The SpokenWeb Podcast (Feb 2022).

Learn more about the 2021 SpokenWeb Symposium by listening to “Listening, Sound, Agency: A Retrospective Listening to the 2021 SpokenWeb Symposium,” produced by Mathieu Aubin and Stephanie Ricci for The SpokenWeb Podcast (March 2022).

Learn all about the 2022 SpokenWeb Symposium and future SpokenWeb events here.