Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Sonic Infrastructuring: Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective with DJs from Rubadub and Clyde Built Radio

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Dates and Opening times

Sat 22 June, 9pm - 3am (Doors at 8.30pm)


96 Maxwell Street
G1 4EQ

Presented by

Glasgow International, Counterflows Festival and Infrastructure Humanities Group at University of Glasgow


EXIT does not have step free access

Gender Neutral: The venue has toilets not separated by gender or sex

On the final weekend of Glasgow International, the festival presents two events with Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective framed around the politics and possibilities of sound. Developed in collaboration with Counterflows Festival and the University of Glasgow's Infrastructure Humanities Group, these events are loosely inspired by the idea of sonic infrastructuring – a way to reimagine the social, physical, and technical infrastructures that enable and disable our daily lives as a site of alternate relation and politics.

In the second event of this two-part programme, Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective will convene to play records and to engage in conversation about the ostensibly stable structures around us, and their re-conception as vibrant, malleable, and in flux. Following this conversation, the event will conclude with a proper club night with the Collective sharing the desks with DJs from Rubadub and Clyde Built Radio.

With members based in different countries, Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective meet irregularly to play music and talk about what they hear, working through the acoustics of social forms and how the sonic is instrumental in providing sites of theorization. The collective includes thinkers such as Fred Moten, Stefano Harney, Dhanveer Brar Singh, Fumi Okiji, Ronald Rose-Antoinette, Louis Moreno, Paul Rekret and Edward George.