2020 Season

2020 was Constellations’ most ambitious season to date, and featured work from over twenty artists, mostly made for our podcast feed. We held an open call for submissions in early 2020, before the pandemic struck, and were shocked at how many applications we received.

We worked with our 2020 programming committee (Aliya Pabani, Matthew Kariatsumari, Miyuki Jokiranta, Michelle Macklem, Jess Shane, and early on in the process, Dennis Funk) to curate a season that relied on the intersections of ideas we observed in the submissions.

Launching with our cassette project Feel the Sky, where artists Myra Al-Rahim and Jaye Kranz both responded to a field recording from the 1990s, this season was all about playing with our pre established format. The predominant new element of this season was gathering multiple works together in single episodes. In episodes like Missed Connections and Inner Geographies, and Extraction, the pieces trip over each other, harmonize, and build upon each other, either or both thematically and structurally. Others, like the Lonely Artifacts series, Voicing, and Accumulation Over Time, were released in multiple parts and designed to be listened to in multichannel or iterative set-ups.

Extraction

Sophia Steinert-Evoy, Sarah Boothroyd

November 13, 2020

Semiotic Shift

John Hill, Bartosz Panek

November 3, 2020

Archive

Erica Huang, Jenn Stanley

October 9, 2020

Voicing

Mara Schwerdtfeger

September 18, 2020

Inner Geographies

Axel Kacoutié, Kamikaze Jones

September 11, 2020

Basic Ingredients

Clare Dolan, Nishant Singh, Kim Hiorthøy

August 28, 2020

Missed Connections

Natalie Kestecher, Mike Williams, Yardain Amron

August 14, 2020

Accumulation Over Time

Adriene Lilly

August 7, 2020

Lonely Artefacts

Sisters Akousmatica

July 10, 2020

BROOD

RUTMEAT

June 27, 2020

The Tortoise Carries its House on its Back

Arif Mirbaghi

June 12, 2020

Feel the Sky

Myra Al-Rahim, Jaye Kranz, Ariana Martinez

May 29, 2020

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