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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Interview: Stijn Dickel on Aifoon

What Is Aifoon? (11:10) Stijn Dickel discusses Alfoon, an arts education that focuses on listening and sound in its research on silence.  Aifoon (Ghent Belgium) stands for ai (Japanese for love) + foon (Greek for sound).  Ten years ago Alfon started its first workshops in schools with the question "How do you experience your way from home to school?" and "How would you translate this experience trough sound?" More and more we are realizing the importance of listening and to listen how other people are listening.

Aifoon also has a mini-European Network with Barcelona, London and Hailuoto (Finland) where it shares and remixes sounds and share and comment on auditive portraits of "the city". Click2Visit web site and The City Rings blog.

Related video: Stijn Dickel: Aifoon Interview (18:46) Dickel is the artistic director of Aifoon, Ghent.

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