Promoting a listening culture

January 2013

  • Christopher Sanders

The movement that promotes the art of listening, In the Dark, returns to Adelaide after two sold out events at Format last year.

To be staged outdoors on the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Terrace, the show, Nocturne, is presented by the South Australian Radio Collective (SARC) in association with In the Dark Australia and the February show will be the first time an Australian In the Dark event has been staged outdoors, under the stars. Nocturne will be a night of stories, told exclusively through sound, that “evoke the night and explore our world through the veil of darkness”.

Last year In The Dark presented The Lost Art of Listening at Format. The event showcased soundscapes, documentaries and audio features, in the dark, to remove the audience’s other senses to concentrate on listening, just as families did with the wireless many generations ago. SARC spokespeople Chris Brunner and Carly Nason were part of The Lost Art of Listening, as well as the upcoming Nocturne.

“The Festival Centre is the perfect place to get together and let award winning overseas talent and emerging local producers take you on a journey into the night,” Nason said in a press release.

In the Dark started in the UK and have been staging events in Sydney and Melbourne for more than a year. It allows audiences a place to gather, to turn off the lights and just listen.

Tickets to Nocturne are $5. All proceeds go to supporting South Australia’s independent audio and radio producer community, as well as the promotion of a listening culture.


Nocturne
Wednesday, February 6
Adelaide Festival Centre Terrace
Price: $5
inthedark.net.au

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