The Bi-Multilingual Stories podcast is about people’s lives who speak two or more languages. My interviewees share their experience through stories and memories about how they navigate their worlds from the varying perspectives of the languages they speak. They take us to physical and emotional spaces.
As a multilingual person myself, I hope to contribute to more openness and welcoming warmth in our societies towards the Other. Being a Westerner is great, keeping our freedom is hard work.
Each month I invite a guest to speak with me about their experiences living with more than one language. Please subscribe, share and support this channel and its voices. Thank you! Danke! Köszönöm! Multumesc! Merci!
In this episode of Bi/Multilingual Stories my guest Orit Gat and I talk about the different notions of migration, about notions of home and how they change in the context of a multilingual presence, and much more!
Orit Gat is a writer living in London who writes about contemporary art and digital culture for many magazines, including frieze, ArtReview, and art-agenda. She’s currently working on a nonfiction book, titled If Anything Happens, that looks at football (soccer) as a prism through which to explore questions about immigration, nationalism, race, gender, money, love, and the possibility of belonging.
In the second episode of Bi/Multilingual Stories my guest and I talk about the rhythm of language, the change of of moods when switching to another language, lost languages, music as the language of all languages, the shared sadness and joy of the latin community and much more!
Hernan Giorcelli is an Argentinian clarinetist, composer, investigator and professor based in Buenos Aires. In 2013 he graduated as a licentiate in composition with electro-acoustic media from the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (UNQ). Since then, he has dedicated himself to premiere works of instrumental music and mixed media of young and consecrated composers from Argentina and other countries. He has been awarded scholarships by the different institutions such as Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (CAN), Fondo Nacional de las Artes (ARG) and Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación (ARG). He performs as a clarinetist in orchestras, chamber groups and independent projects of Rock and Tango and he further composed the music for this podcast.
In this first episode of Bi/Multilingual Stories we talk about cultural sensitivities, the importance of community, what it feels like to not understanding and not being understood, German-Canadian cats and much more!
Ingrid Koenig is Artist in Residence at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre and co-organizes processes of collaboration between artists and physicists. Her studio practice traverses fields of physics, social history, feminist theory and narratives of science through visual art and relational projects. She is recipient of grants from Canada Council for the Arts (recently to join the Arctic Circle art + science residency), Goethe Institute, and SSHRC, co-awarded for the project Leaning Out of Windows – Art + Physics Collaborations Through Aesthetic Transformations (2016-2023). Based in Vancouver, she is associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. http://ingridkoenig.ca/