Urban Noise

Artist talk and debate

Friday, 22 September, at 18:00–19:30

Showings and tickets

Friday, 22/09

Sentralen (Vinterhagen)

This panel and book presentation could affect your hearing – or change the way you listen.

In an urban context, noise is often treated as an annoyance - something that should be cut down or eliminated altogether. This talk event features three composers who work creatively with the noises and sounds of the city that we often take for granted or that we never hear at all in our everyday lives.

Sound artist Christina Kubisch has worked for many years with electromagnetic sounds in installations, compositions and sound walks.
Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad makes sound walks that respond poetically to impressions and memories of specific places.
Kristine Tjøgersen has been examining the sounds emitted by animals and insects who appear at night in the city but whose sonic language we never hear in nature.

Auditory culture scholar Marcel Cobussen moderates the discussion as well as presenting his book Engaging With Everyday Sounds, a rich and inspiring exploration of the role of sounds in everyday life, including their impact on human actions, emotions, and imagination. Marcel Cobussen intertwines sonic studies with philosophy, sound art, sociology and more. He encourages a re-sensitization to our acoustic environment and argues that everyday sounds have (micro)political, social, and ethical impact.

The conversation will be held in English.


Christina Kubisch, Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad, Kristine Tjøgersen


Marcel Cobussen

In collaboration with

Sounds Now

Co-funded by

Goethe-Institut, Creative Europe, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, Fritt Ord