Wednesday, March 21, 2012

22nd meeting, Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

MoKS presents:
with Pavel Kadõkov
Wednesday, March 28th
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

For the 22nd edition of helikoosolek:tartu our guest will be Tartu resident Pavel Kadõkov. Pavel has a special interest in psychology, and will talk about how different sounds and music can influence the human psyche and physiology. We will listen to several recorded examples, and perform several practical experiments together. Participants will experience personally how certain sounds and music can evoke similar images for different people.

We will also discuss the potentially hypnotic influence of sound, for example sound in advertisement, meditative and therapeutic music, mystical practice, or music as a physiological and visual experience. In practice we will explore how it is possible to restore or mobilise psychic and emotional resources with the help of different meditative exercises and music. We will learn to choose music that will evoke and amplify desired psychic and emotional states. This can be very useful for those who want to learn to motivate themselves, restore energy, or maintain emotional capacity.

Pavel Kadõkov is blind, and for him sound is the main source of information. He is a sound recordist, and has a deep interest in the influence of sound on human emotion and behaviour. Having practiced several forms of meditation, he has observed and documented certain connections between sound and psychic states.

helikoosolek:tartu is a regular gathering for the exploration of sound in all forms. The meetings comprise presentations, concerts, workshops, discussions, and field trips pertaining to sound and its consideration in art, music, architecture, ecology, philosophy, social and cultural interaction, and any other context that presents itself. Participants are encouraged to propose activities or discussions on topics of their interest, or to present projects of their own for feedback. Sessions take place on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6-8pm at the Eesti Rahva Muuseum.

helikoosolek:tartu is organised by MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva