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Dec 2 2019

Connecting Resonances: Global Interactions in the field of Sound

lectures-symposia, world-music
Ethnomusicology Lab

The presentation by Dr. Budhaditya Chattopadhyay will address an unfair social divide upheld in Sound Studies owing to a lack of critical engagement with the artists and thinkers from the Global South. The presentation intends to fill this gulf by developing a comprehensive understanding of the unique sonic sensibility and the sound aesthetics of the Global South, through a literature review as well as examining the historical developments of the auditory culture. By drawing attention to these ignored sites of inquiry, the presentation examines the intersection of the aural traditions, and confronts a number of critical issues in the studies of sound, advocating for an equal and reciprocal relationship between Global North and its Southern counterparts through interaction and dialogue. In this context, Chattopadhyay will introduce two of his upcoming scholarly works, and the ongoing postdoctoral project Connecting Resonances, playing back many sound examples.

Dr. Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born sound artist, composer, researcher, and writer. He holds a Ph.D. in artistic research and sound studies from the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, The Netherland, and a Master of Arts degree in media, communication and cultural studies from Aarhus University, Denmark. He recently completed a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Arts and Humanities, American University of Beirut. Chattopadhyay is a Charles Wallace scholar, Prince Claus grantee, and Falling Walls fellow. He has received several residencies, fellowships and international awards. Appearing in numerous exhibitions, concerts, and festivals, Chattopadhyay’s works have been exhibited, performed, or presented across the globe. His scholarly writings regularly appear in the leading peer-reviewed journals internationally.

Website: http://budhaditya.org/

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