Listening to the Dark Residency / Beatrice Dillon

Electronic composer and artist Beatrice Dillon will take up residency in Peak Cavern during the AND Festival. Taking inspiration from Pauline Oliveros (the influential experimental composer and electronic music pioneer who died in November 2016) and her concept of ‘deep listening’, which advocated for the active and thoughtful awareness of sound. Oliveros coined the concept in 1988, after descending four metres into an underground cistern to make a recording. Taking inspiration from Oliveros’ subterranean expeditions, Dillon will descend into the caves, caverns and veins of the Peak District, revisiting the theory of deep listening to create a sonic underground experience for audiences.

Booking: Listening the the Dark Residency is part of the Listening to the Dark tour, and can only be experienced as part of this paid ticketed event (bookable in advance). You can book this as a individual ticket, or to experience as much of the festival as possible you can book the tour as part of a Festival Pass.

Listening to the Dark tour also features:

Mark Fell – Extensionless Thought Points
Ikbal Simamora Lubys & Tony Maryana – The Hive


Listening to the Dark Residency is a new commission by Abandon Normal Devices and Somerset House Studios. Dillon will take up residency at SHS in summer 2017, using the Deadhouse as a space to develop and test the new work alongside research trips to Peak Cavern.

Event info:

  • Fri 22nd — Sun 24th Sep 2017

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