Sound/Text examines the intersections and interstices of language, music, and noise—from experimental poetry to sound archives, from conceptual art to psycholinguistics, from media aesthetics to neuroscience, from critical organology to sonic anthropology, from material culture to practice-based research. This seminar provides an interdisciplinary forum for conversations about the roles that sound plays in all aspects of our lives. We will consider questions around liveness, documentation, histories of interpretation, and new modes of reading and listening. In keeping with the broad umbrella of Sound Studies, the format of our meetings will explore an equally wide-ranging approach: academic talks, lecture performance, listening sessions, concerts, and roundtables.

Upcoming Events

Sarah Hayden, University of Southampton
Teacher Voice Treatment: a Lecture Poem
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 5:30pm
Room 133, Barker Center

Past Events 2019 - 20

Stefan Helmreich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Preverberation; or, Techniques of Premonitional Listening
Matthew Battles, Harvard University
Holly Melgard, City University of New York
Peter McMurray, University of Cambridge
Sound as Knowledge