For the past ten years, Bill Dietz has been working through various methods of composing listening itself, without sound. Imagined as interventions into our everyday experience of the sonic (at home, via headphones, etc.), Dietz's series of “Tutorial Diversions” are models for dynamic, spatial listening that can be applied to any audio whatsoever. The monograph 8 Tutorial Diversions, 2009-2014 brings together the scores of these works along with a series of photographs demonstrating their performance, a new essay by the author, and eight specially written softwares (programmed by Scott Cazan) to facilitate listeners’ home performance.
In addition to the conversation with Fiona McGovern and Volker Straebel, Dietz will lead the audience in collective performance of works from the book.