YASS! Masterclass: Felix Blume – Listening to the other(s)

Listening to the others is YASS! 2022 third online masterclass.
It was recorded last December 1st, 2022.

More than sound, listening is the central point of Felix Blume’s work: listening as a way to relate to others, to meet and learn from the other(s).

Revisiting previous projects, such as his audio piece  Los gritos de México – which earned him the Pierre Schaeffer Prize at Phonurgia Nova Festival 2015 – and the 2019 film Curupira, creature of the wood, he delved into the collaborative approach of his practice and he showed what it means to work on the narrative dimension of sound.

Félix Blume is a sound artist and sound engineer. He currently works and lives between Mexico, Brazil and France. He uses sound as a basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions and installations. His process is often collaborative, working with communities, using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works. He is interested in myths and their contemporary interpretation, in human dialogues both with inhabited natural and urban contexts, in what voices can tell beyond words.

His sound pieces have been broadcast on radios all over the world, and he has participated in international festivals and exhibitions including Rotterdam IFF (2021), Berlinale (2019), Thailand Biennale (2018), CENTEX Chile (2017), CTM Berlin (2017), Fonoteca Nacional Mexico (2016), LOOP Barcelona (2015) and Tsonami Arte Sonoro Chile (2015, 2018).