"Einander zuhören" is an e-culture and sound project created by Geert Vermeire in collaboration with noTours and produced by Goethe-Institut Athen, that examins the relationship between residents and their urban environment in a simultaneous and collective creative process in Greece and Germany.
Einander zuhören – the Listening City
The first phase of the project, December 2012 – June 2013, included several workshops about audio, field recording, sonic cartography, locative media and sound art with young people in Greece and Germany, that were held simultaneously in Athens, Essen and Dresden.
Lead by Margot Dieleman, Stefaan van Biesen and Eric Winde, WIT Urban Team, Karolin Killig, sound artist, and profesor Claudius Lazzeroni, Folkwang Art University of Essen, Dresden and Essen workshops developed into the project “Kybernetische Klangobjekte - interaktive Klang - Graffitis im öffentlichen Raum" presented in the exhibition Media Art Fair / C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr 2013.
On the other hand, Athens workshops, lead by Horacio González, Xoan-Xil López and Enrique Tomás, Escoitar / noTours, have led to a sound map of Athens, presented in the exhibition “Fonés – Voices” at CAMP (Contemporary Art Meeting Point) in March 2014.
Einander zuhören – Stadt-(Ge)Schichten
The second phase of the project started in 2014 as a locative media project with noTours, creating interactive and site specific sound-narratives for a series of sound walks in Athens in a collaboration with the group Fonés (Voices), the sound artist Sofia Grigoriadou and Nicolas Rémy (University of Thessaly – Architecture Department in Volos).
Outcome are seven intertwined soundwalks in the center of Athens, between the Omonia, Syntagma and Monastariki Squares.