Season 4 (2023) : Sounding Modernity – your weekly 5-minute sound meditation

sounding modernity

What does modernity* sound like?
What does modernity feel like? 
How do these sounds & feelings affect us?
What can we do about it?

*Modernity in this context is defined as the combination of extractive capitalism, overconsumption, systemic racism, white supremacy, separation from nature, etc.

The first 3 seasons (2020-2022) of conscient presented 100 conversations and/or soundscape compositions in English or French about art and the ecological crisis. 

Season 4 of conscient (1 January – 31 December 2023) explores what modernity* sounds like, how it affects us and how to ‘create the conditions for other possible worlds to emerge in the wake of what is dying’ as suggested in Preparing for the end of the world as we know it by the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures collective.

I invite you to join me on my ongoing learning/unlearning journey. 

Each episode lasts 5 minutes and includes an invitation for you to participate through the ‘Reply’ function or by sending me your audiovisual responses to claude@conscient.ca.

New episodes will be available every Sunday, from January 1 through December 31, 2023, in English and in French. I encourage you to subscribe to conscient on your favorite podcast player. I will also publish a series of weekly newsletters and occasional blogs about my journey.

Note: Season 4 of conscient is intended for those who are ready to listen to this difficult and complex content. As a result, I believe that word of mouth is the best way to disseminate this work. If you like what you hear, and you think others are ready to benefit from it, please share it, one to one or through your networks, see our Social Media links.

I would like to thank all my collaborators and supporters, notably the Canada Council for the Arts for the Strategic Innovation Fund Seed grant that made this project possible as a resource for the arts sector.

Thank you

Claude