Remapping Sound Studies: A Turn to the Global South

Date: April 15, 2016 -April 16, 2016
Time: 1:30pm Location: 225 Friedl Building

Co-Sponsored by the Concilium of South Africa (COSA) and the Ethnomusicology Working Group

Please see full program schedule below:

Friday (4/15)

 

1:30 – 2:00 – Introduction

2:00 – 5:00 – Session 1: The Technology Problematic

2:00 – 2:30 – "Another Resonance: South Africa and the Study of Sound" (Gavin Steingo, University of Pittsburgh)

2:30 – 3:00 – "Ululations" (Louise Meintjes, Duke University)

3:00 – 3:30 – Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:00 – "Acoustemologies of Life and Death" (Jairo Moreno, University of Pennsylvania)

4:00 – 4:45 – Commentary and discussion (Rey Chow, Mary Caton Lingold)

 

Saturday (4/16)

 

10:00 – 12:30 – Session 2: Multiple Liminologies

10:00 – 10:30 – "Music, Loudness, Excess, and the Experience of Trauma on Colombia’s Pacific Coast" (Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Boston University)

10:30 – 11:00 – "Listening for a Critical Sonic Ethnography in Syrian Dabke" (Shayna Silverstein, Northwestern University)

11:00 – 11:15 – Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45 – "The Very Right to Exist: Banlieues Youth and Resistance Culture in Contemporary France" (Hervé Tchumkam, Southern Methodist University)

11:45 – 12:30 – Commentary and discussion (William Villalba, Marcelo Noah)

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch

 

1:30 – 4:00 – Session 3: The Politics of Sound

1:30 – 2:00 – "Is Sound Studies Secular?" (Jim Sykes, University of Pennsylvania)

2:00 – 2:30 – "Empire of Waves: Sonic Control, Acoustic Debris, and U.S. Imperial Formations in the Pacific" (Jessica Schwartz, UCLA)

2:30 – 3:00 – "’It’s the Time to Disco’: Sound and Self in a Delhi Slum" (Tripta Chandola, independent scholar)

3:00 – 3:15 – Coffee break

3:15 – 4:00 – Commentary and discussion (Joella Bitter)

4:00 – 5:30 – Session 4: Looking Ahead

4:00 – 4:45 – Jace Clayton (DJ/rupture, NYC) Discussant: Pedro Lasch

4:45 – 5:30 – General discussion, led by Gavin Steingo and Jim Sykes