The Nomadic Listener

by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

The Nomadic Listener is an augmented book project developed between 2012 and 2019. Based on the author’s artistic research on migration, contemporary urban experience, and sonic alienation, the book is composed of a series of texts stemming from psychogeographic explorations of contemporary cities, including Copenhagen, Berlin, Brussels, London, Kolkata, Vienna, Delhi, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Amsterdam, New York, Paris, among others. Each text is an act of listening, where the author records his surrounding environment and attempts to attune to the sonic fluctuations of movement and the passing of events. What surfaces is a collection of meditations on the minutiae of life movingly interwoven with the author’s own memories, associations, desires and reflections. As readers we are brought inside a tender map of contemporary urban experience, and the often lonely, surprising, and random interactions found in traveling.

Errant Bodies Press

Miguel Isaza M

Listener, speaker.