Listen Hear

Listen Hear is an ongoing sound-art project of Big Car that can happen anywhere.

It does have a home-base space dedicated to sound as material for art and experimental music: 2620 Shelby St. Indianapolis, IN 46203.

The fundamental purposes of Listen Hear are to (1) highlight sound as a material in art while bringing people together to enjoy this, (2) give focus to the importance of our daily soundscape, (3) engage new listeners with tools and techniques related to deep listening, (4) provide opportunities to new and uninitiated audiences to experience sound as art.

Listen Hear is managed by the Big Car team with Oreo Jones as our sound artist in residence. He can be reached at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Open Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and special events over the winter.
Listen Hear is also open until 10 p.m. each First Friday.
Watch for additional special events.
Closed on holidays. Admission is free. Some events may have ticket prices.

Empty Listen Hear from Big Car Collaborative on Vimeo.

Listen Hear: Pablo Helguera and Juan Dies perform at the 'Librería Donceles' from Big Car Collaborative on Vimeo.

Listen Hear: Deantoni Parks Public Session June 17th 2016 – Full Set from Big Car Collaborative on Vimeo.

Listen to recordings here.
See lots of photos here.
Check out a page dedicated to our Noisy Neighbors show here.

Listen Hear facilitates an underrepresented art form, giving sound artists and experimental musicians exhibition opportunities and exposure, while simultaneously introducing sound as a material in the arts to a new, broad audience. By creating welcoming interactive and collaborative exhibitions, audiences enjoy affordable opportunities to explore sound art outside of the context of major museums or universities.

We hope our programming encourages people to begin a listening practice of their own. It is something you can always take with you! Raising an awareness of how sound informs space leads to a better appreciation for public and private places. Once people start to pay more attention to the world, so much more begins to appear.

Listen Hear: John Collins McCormick – August 15th, 2016 from Big Car Collaborative on Vimeo.

In 2014 Big Car — led by sound artist in resident John McCormick — opened Listen Hear as one of two pop-up spaces and along an oasis along Little Eagle Creek at the Lafayette Place strip mall on the west side of Indianapolis. On the westside, Listen Hear offered experimental experiences in sound art and sculpture as well as many live performances. The Show Room, next door, was a temporary community space and incubator for socially engaged art — as well as home of the Loo-vre project.

Quakers meeting at Listen Hear with CJ Martin reading the iTunes Terms and Agreements from Big Car on Vimeo.