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Good morning! Today we begin our final descent toward Austin after a fun show in Fayetteville, AR. We will be starting our SXSW right with a secret show this evening for the… 88 more words


Music-making on a New Level: The Instrument 1

Let’s talk a little about The Instrument 1

Now, I’m not sure how many of you have come across this… but a friend of mine was telling me to check out… 194 more words


#MixtapeMemory: PROVOKE!

My (slightly sappy) mixed tape memory: When I first met my husband, he burned a couple of albums for me that made me weak in the knees.

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When Sound Studies Meets Disability Studies

“Structural listening,” “deep listening,” “ear training”– These are terms that music scholars have used to describe practices that attempt to govern their experiences with sound. We can’t see sound, per se, so we often talk about it in terms of its containers and receivers–the environment in which it lives. 1,188 more words


Provoke! A Special Collection of Digital Sound Studies

Cross-posted on Innovating Communication in Scholarship

Provoke!  published its first online collection of sonic scholarship, making scholarly communication just a little noisier. As the editors write: 325 more words


Hearing Through Maps: Mapping London's Hidden Waterways

We see through maps, Denis Wood has argued, to find the “human landscape” that lies superimposed upon the land, and uncover the ways that the landscape has been changed–and how we can orient ourselves to those changes–based on the “huge arrogance” that “we can name and we can claim.”  Maps demand to be interpreted, and the task of their interpretation largely lies in uncovering how maps invite us to “see through them,” to explore the landscapes that lie underneath the layer of words that lies on their beckoning surfaces.   6,328 more words

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