Silent Night – A Transatlantic Listening Salon

“Silent Night – A Transatlantic Listening Salon” The RBFAA-sponsored event, held last winter on December 16th, was a special podcast ‘screening’ and reception held at the Eaton Cinema in downtown Washington D.C. Journalist and broadcaster (Bosch XXVII) presented his 30 minute radio documentary, produced in collaboration with the Goethe Institute, about ‘Silence’ – a transatlantic exploration of Germany’s relationship with quietude and stillness. (You can stream the piece on Spotify through the Goethe Institute’s ‘Big Pond’ series or at Bilal was later joined in conversation by Washington Post Books editor Stephanie Merry. Audience questions included personal observations about Germany’s strict regulations around noise, the increasing noise pollution in cities like DC, and the technical and creative challenges of long-form podcast documentaries. The audience included Bosch alumni, members of the Eaton House creative community, radio journalists, and members of the local DC community. Afterwards, the audience gathered in the reception area of the Eaton House for Gluhwein, Christmas deserts, and more informal conversations about silence.

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