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Steven Feld; "Hearing Heat: An Anthropocene Acoustemology"

Lecture | October 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)


Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)


Steven Feld is Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico. An anthropologist, filmmaker, and sound artist, his books include Sound and Sentiment, Music Grooves (with Charles Keil), Senses of Place (with Keith Basso), Bosavi-English-Tok Pisin Dictionary (with Bambi Schiefflein), and most recently, Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra. His audio and video projects and sound art installations include Voices of the Rainforest, The Time of Bells, Skyros Carnival, Suikinkutsu, The Castaways Project (with Virginia Ryan), and currently,Tettix (with Panayiotis Panopoulos).

The UCHRI working group Counter-Production: Noise as Critical Research will be hosting several events across the UC’s this year that critically engage the field of Sound Studies through interdisciplinary research. Taking up the negative powers of noise, we argue that its disruptive, illegible and unintelligible attributes produce a critical lens for understanding sound’s interaction with the material world, literature, and cultural production in general. Join us on October 20-21 at UCB for our first series: Disruptive: Noise as/is Matter/ial. All talks are FREE and open to the public


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