The Sounds of Federal Hill

I want to use my public humanities project to explore what it might mean to make audible associative layers or continua between sound and music; between the informal, everyday, and ephemeral and the formal, instituted, permanent; and between the political necessities of a black music archive historically and in a so-called “post-racial” present. Again, not … Read more »

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Fellow’s Talk: What am I Doing Here?

In my fellow’s talk–Sound, Place, and Black Music Archives–with the Public Humanities folks at the JNBC (aka the public humans) I started pulling in the pieces that I want to shape an ongoing project that will explore connections between the work of culturally-specific sound archives and the cultural geographies of which they are a part. … Read more »

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Re/Sounding the Black Music Archive

Re/Sounding the Black Music Archive

I am gearing up for my fall semester in Providence Rhode Island where I will be a John Nicholas Brown Center Public Humanities Fellow from September through December. The JNBC helps connect academic communities and the broader public through history, art, and culture. This is my jam. You can check out their website here. The … Read more »

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What I’m Reading Now

Jun 21, 2012 | Sounds and Sources
What I’m Reading Now

Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life by Brandon LaBelle Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011 Sound insists “on more than a representational semiotic, giving way to a sense or need for actual meeting. Sound explicitly brings bodies together.” p. xxiv

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