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Jan 22 Tue
4:00pm
Free

Jonathan Sterne: “Audile Scarification: On Cultures of Loudness and the Normalization of Altered Hearing”

lectures-symposia
Royce Hall, Room 306

The Center for Musical Humanities welcomes Jonathan Sterne, author of "The Audible Past," to present a lecture analyzing high volume listening as a collective practice that addresses altered hearing. High sound pressure levels produced in a range of contexts—from amplifiers at concerts to hand dryers in bathrooms—are usually treated as an epidemiological problem and described in terms of hearing loss. Drawing on arguments around Deaf gain in Deaf studies and critiques of the medical model of disability in disability studies, this paper analyzes high volume listening as a collective practice that addresses altered hearing.

This event is free and open to the public. An ASL interpreter will be present. Q&A and reception immediately follows.

Jun 24 Thu
10:00am
Free
lectures-symposia
Test Kitchen: Decolonize Music Theory through Multi-Sensory Writing with Nina Eidsheim and Juliette Bellocq
What if we listened to music with our tongue, feet, or skin? In this interactive event, we will experiment with multi-sensory experience of music. Engaging with a writing model from PEER Lab graphic designer Julliet Bellocq and founder Nina Eidsheim can help us relate to our senses more fully, and deepen our relationship with music and ourselves.
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