You think you are reading, but you are already listening.


"About listening" is a research laboratory of phenomena related to the acoustic, performative and socio-political aspects of the listening act.

This archive of interviews provides an opportunity to generate knowledge and tools about listening in the field of sound, musical, scientific and critical research creation.


"About Listening (Or 14 interviews with 14 sound artists)" is a sound installation about listening. 14 speakers are distributed in an empty room. Each speaker reproduces different excerpts from 14 interviews made to 14 sound artists. The answers reflect diverse opinions when we speak about listening, sound, sound art or noise. This sound installation doesn't try to create any answer, it's not a choir, but just different voices talking about, listening.

Interviews with (in alphabetical order): Oren Ambarchi (Australia), Gilles Aubry (Switzerland), Jose Manuel Berenguer (Spain), Xabier Erkizia (Spain), Christian Galarreta (Peru), Ruben Garcia (Spain), John Gzrinich (Estonia), Carl Michael von Hausswolff (Sweden), Zbigniew Karkowski (Poland), Francisco Lopez (Spain), Alex Medizabal (Spain), Israel Martinez (Mexico), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (Mexico), Rodrigo Sigal (Mexico).

Exhibited at Errant Bodies Sound Art Space (Berlin) during the FASE Festival (2015) with the kindly support of Etxepare.


“Sonic Pathologies” is a series of interviews as podcast dedicated to the different diseases and / or pathologies that affect hearing. Interviews were made to people and / or patients who suffer them, as well to specialists who work with these pathologies:

Note: All the interviews are available only in Spanish.


Published interviews and available in audio, video and/or text:

Note: Some interviews are available only in Spanish.


Interviews to different sound artists, philosophers and scientist, such as:

Alex Mendizabal, Goh Lee Kwang, Yan Yun, Tomoko Sauvage, Tetsuo Furudate, Otomo Yosihide, Kyaw Zin Htet, Slyne Mon, Éric La Casa, Anne-James Chaton, André Gonçalvez, Diana Combo, Joao Castro Pinto, LIA, Nuno Moita, Rafael Toral, TAM, Vittor Joaquim, Higini Arau, José Manuel Berenguer, Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, Juan Matos Capote, Llorenç Barber, Pedro Bericat, Rubén García, Tzesne, Xabier Erkizia, Frank Betsneider, Olaf Bender, Gilles Aubry, John Gzrinich, Jan Eerala, Petri Kuljuntausta, Leif Elggren, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Lee Patterson, Arrigo Lora Totino, Christian Galarreta, Thomas Brinkmann, Marco Valdivia, Israel Martínez, Ixiar Rozas, María Salgado, ALKU, Anna Ramos, Alex Arteaga, Luz María Sánchez, Jorge David García, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Mario de Vega, Rodrigo Sigal, Jorge Haro, Francisco López, Kim Cascone, Edwin Torres, Nobuo Kubota, Jose Miguel Candela, Oren Ambarchi, Andrés Lewin, Jaime de los Ríos, Lars Kindermann & Gianni Pavan, Michel André, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Ben Paterson, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Clara de Asis, Dave Philips, Eric Laska, Esther Ferrer, Jaume Ferrete, Francisco Meirino, François J. Bonnet, Jérôme Noetinger, Juliette Volcler, Karin Bijsterveld, Marc Baron, Matthieu Saladin, Pascal Battus, Perfecto Herrera, Romain ‘roro’ Perrot, Tom Johnson, Tres, Zbigniew Karkowski… among others.

Only available on demand.

“The point will be, then hear it as you wish: about listening.” – Peter Szendy

About Listening Mikel R. Nieto 2009 –