Acts of Listening / Universidad de Playa Ancha

33°01’22.9″S 71°38’32.9″W

3 loudspeakers, microphone, audio recorder

The listener is the operator. Composition, then, beyond the realm of music, calls into question the distinction between worker and consumer, between doing and destroying, a fundamental division of roles in all societies in which usage is defined by a code; to compose is to take pleasure in the instruments, the tools of communication, in use-time and exchange-time as lived and no longer as stockpiled.

quote source: Jacques Attali, Noise: The Political Economy of Music, University Of Minnesota Press, 1985