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Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones

The museum and popular music: spectacle or dialogue?

Exhibitionism is a travelling exhibition that pays tribute to a long-lasting band followed by many devoted fans: The Rolling Stones. 951 more words


Mack Hagood's "Sonic Technologies of the Self"

The core idea of the “page 99 test” – that a part of the work reveals the whole – proves true in my dissertation, with a bit of a twist. 390 more words

Weekly Post

The purposes of World Listening Day are to:

  • Celebrate the listening practices of the world and the ecology of its acoustic environments;
  • Raise awareness about the growing number of individual and group efforts that creatively explore Acoustic Ecology based on the pioneering efforts of the World Soundscape Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, La Semaine du Son, Deep Listening Institute, among many others;
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Losing a Wild Soundscape 

Hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer has been a musical experience beyond anything I could have predicted. I’ve now hiked over 300 miles along the state line of North Carolina and Tennessee, arriving in Virginia yesterday just in time for the shocking gun-like echo of fireworks. 1,020 more words


The exhibition Velvet Underground: New York Extravaganza

What does it mean to be immersive?

Although I have consistently maintained that there is no established and tested practice of exhibiting popular music in museums, I believe the time has come to renew this discourse, at least with regard to Western museum practice, where, indeed, popular music exhibitions have become increasingly common. 1,015 more words


Sound Souvenirs of Scotland and Italy: Mendelssohn’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4

CD Review of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (Pablo Heras-Casado, Freiburger Barockorchester)

The term “sound souvenir” draws attention to the reciprocal relationship between music and memory – how music can contribute to the recollection of past events and how memory shapes the experience of music in the present ( 599 more words

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