The Animal Sound Societyis an ogoing artistic project about listening to animal voices. We do performances, workshops, collective listening sessions, and video works.
It all started in Amsterdam, , when Maria made an OPEN CALL on her personal blog in her local network at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, where she studied herself, gathering a group of fellow art students who, at some point in their lives, had learned to imitate the sound of an animal: The Animal Choir. (She also put an ad on Craigslist, which attracted an email from a man who imitated the crows living on his roof, but he never came to be part of the performances.)
Oh well, years passed, new members joined while others left. The logo changed and the focus shifted from voice imitation towards listening and embodiment, using recorded animal voices as scores for choreography.