From Audiences
by Yan Jun


They are always part of a musician’s work: during live performances as well as in the playback ritual of everyday life. From Audiences is based on an ongoing research project about audiences conducted by poet and musician Yan Jun, which raises questions about the community of listeners. Where is the individual after one turns him/herself into an audience? Who are these people before they define themselves as having a certain identity; and who are they after consuming?

All materials are field recordings from different concerts made from 2015 to 2017. Most of the sounds come from audience members and the environment.

Recorded by Yan Jun with portable recorders, smart phones, and hydrophones, no post modulation or transformation; composed by Yan Jun at the DAAD residency studio, Berlin; mastered by Taku Unami

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