Seminar on "The Race of Sound" with Nina Eidsheim (UCLA)

Seminar | February 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Nina Eidsheim, UCLA

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

This seminar at 11:30am will precede Professor Eidsheim's Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in 128 Morrison Hall entitled “The Race of Sound: The Acousmatic Question as Voice-Making." Please RSVP to by 2/12 as lunch and select readings will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Sound Studies Working Group and the Music Department.

Nina Sun Eidsheim studied vocal performance, composition, and philosophy at the University of Agder (Norway) and The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus (Denmark) before pursing MFA in Music at the California Institute of the Arts. She completed her Ph.D. in critical studies/experimental practices program at the University of California, San Diego. Eidsheim is the author of Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice (Duke University Press, 2015) and Measuring Race: the Micropolitics of Listening to Vocal Timbre and Vocality in African-American Popular Music (Duke University Press, 2019). She is also co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies and a special issue on voice and materiality for the journal, Postmodern Culture (2014).