The listening room


  • -An Evening With Christian Nyampeta: Link
  • -Michael Waisvisz: The Hands: Link
  • Stromae Composing Alors On Danse
  • -Bobby Mcferrin improvisation with Richard Bona: Link
  • -Richard Bona improv session with a loop machine: Video Link1 | Video Link2 | Audio Link
  • -Animal sounds at Natura Artis Magistra: The Amsterdam Zoo
  • -New Years Fireworks display: Amsterdam



Experimental Film Workshop | Nairobi, 2023

  • -Sound of children playing from the exhibition; The Nature of the Game by Francis Alÿs: WIELS-Brussels
  • -Strong wind & hailstorm, Amsterdam
  • -Weaver bird & crow hatchlings
  • -Borehole drilling & pumping process, Ngong
  • -The river Aare in spring, Switzerland
  • -Audio featured in the exhibition Body Machine Location at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland


  • -Athletes & police training sessions on the field outside my studio
  • -Chords, C Major & the Pentatonic Scale
  • -Composition, sampling & recording instruments on an R8 sequencer scavenged in Japan
  • -The Listening House in Tokoname, Japan by Theaster Gates: A collection of records of Black soul music and experimental jazz acquired by Gates from his late friend, ceramicist Marva Jolly (1937–2012)
  • -Shinkansen (bullet train) at Nagoya Station, Japan
  • -Ukai fishing on River Kiso, Aichi prefecture
  • -Train rides: Japan, summer 2022
  • -Brian Eno: Ambient 1: Music for Airports
  • -Political campaign sounds: 2022 General Elections; Kenya
  • Inigradan: Les Filles de Illighadad
  • -Serpent and the Egg: Emilie Wright
  • Legui Legui from Yaral Sa Doom by Wau Wau Collectif
  • -Going Home: Alice Coltrane
  • -CD: Deutzer Brücke, Köln- Mai 2015: sound atmosphere of the Rhine Bridge
  • -CD: Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of Flux/Us (Disc I & II)
  • -Golden Hours: Cucina Povera & Haron Aumaj
  • -Cherry Colored Funk: Cocteau Twins (See You Soon, Ambient Mix XXIV) by Jorkes & Paris Böhm
  • -Sega Bodega: I Need Nothing From You (Oliver Coates version)
  • -Av Duet: Lung dart
  • -A Blues In Drag: The Glove
  • -Loja: Southern Shores
  • -Laurie Anderson: The Talk Normal Anthology
  • -Bach: The Cello Suites. Recomposed by Peter Gregson- suite no.4 in E-flat Major, 4.5 Bourrées
  • -Maria Somerville: NTS


Nairobi-Frankfurt | 12.09.2021



Doorbell on ceremony day | 10.06.2021 | 8am


Atonal: The knife sharpener | 30.05.2021


Shortwave radio + projector remote control | 06.07.2021


Tangazo: Polio vaccine announcement via megaphone | 20.05.2021



  • -An audio glossary presented as part of Volcano: an online polyphonic orchestration convened by Discursive Justice Ensemble
  • -Sonic Boom: 15:20 on Friday October 22nd 2021 |  Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Annea Lockwood/A Film About Listening: dir. Sam Green
  • FOR RUTH: by Annea Lockwood dedicated to Ruth Anderson
  • -Lives Seen and Unseen: Bojana Cvejić
  • The Tidal Sense: Signe Lidén



Electric Kettle boiling hard water | 14.11.20
Tangazo: Covid-19 research participation via megaphone | 16.12 20 | 3pm
Shepherd in Ngong: 24.11.20 | 11am
Slide projector humming
Defrosting Freezer: 30.08.20 | 10am-7pm

  • -The next revolution will not be funded: Ruth Wilson Gilmore
  • -Fanon and national culture: Wandia Njoya
  • -Audiogyan podcast: Goan architecture and more with Meetu Akali
  • Imagine Otherwise: Tina Campt on Listening to Images
  • Phonic Substance: Arthur Jafa
  • -Hyènes OST: Wasis Diop
  • -Wildebeest stampede
  • -A game of hide & seek and ‘Red light/Green light’
  • Mind and soul 5: Do Kenyan schools teach only theory?: Wandia Njoya
  • FESTAC ’77: PASS playlist-Chimurenga
  • Desert Island Discs– Professor Stuart Hall
  • -Bank & visa queue number call-out machine
  • -Julius Eastman
  • Deluxe Edition Double CD set: The Laurence Rassel Show. The Post-Feminist Radio Drama Assassinated Before Broadcast: Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz
  • DVD: En Atendant & Cesena: A Choreographer’s Score- Interviews with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Björn Schmelzer by Bojana Cvejić; Recording & editing by Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes


Rain in Nairobi: 29.04.19 | 20:53

  • -Laurie Anderson
  • -Pauline Oliveros & Ione
  • -Éliane Radigue
  • -Podcast: ArtAsiaPacific: Reading Raqs
  • -Podcast: Corpus: a podcast about visual arts in Eastern Africa. Hosted by Nyambura Mutanyi & Don Handa
  • -Storytelling: Bizuayehu and Tarik by Robel Temesgen
  • -Podcast: Nipe Story: Tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina by Billy Kahora
  • Vinyl: Tribute to Mzee Kenyatta: St. Stephens Church Choir-Conducted by Darius Mbela
  • Podcast: Otherwise: Episode 86: The New Curriculum
  • NTS Live


Projector humming



Black history can’t be confined by one month

Because Black history is made every single day

In so many different ways

From the baby sitter to the surgeon

From the musician to the teacher, the student, the astronaut, the poet, the preacher

Those remind the world how beautiful Black really is


Original sound module embedded inside Ebony magazine c.2005
Words by J. Ivy