February 21: Devon Borowski, “A Sweet Song for Chaste Ears: British Masculinity and the Castrato’s Voice in the Global Eighteenth Century”

This week we welcome Devon Borowski (Music History/Theory with Graduate Certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies). Devon will present a draft of a case study for his dissertation proposal; the paper is entitled: “A Sweet Song for Chaste Ears: British Masculinity and the Castrato’s Voice in the Global Eighteenth Century” Goodspeed Hall 205 4:30 –…

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February 7th: Nicole Morse, “The Image of Life and Life Itself #IRL: Porous Boundaries and Posthuman Intimacies in Selfie Aesthetics”

On Wednesday, February 7th, the Sound and Society Workshop is excited to welcome Nicole Morse (PhD Candidate in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies). Nicole will be presenting a draft of their final dissertation chapter, entitled: The Image of Life and Life Itself #IRL: Porous Boundaries and Posthuman Intimacies in Selfie Aesthetics Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Goodspeed Hall…

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November 15th: Julianne Grasso

The Sound and Society Workshop Presents: Julianne Grasso University of Chicago Scaling Invisible Walls: Musical ‘Affective Zones’ for Interaction (“Play as Interactions”) Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Logan 802 4:45 – 6:15 PM *Special format: We will begin with a “Playshop” where participants can play and listen to the games Julianne will discuss, and then move to Julianne’s…

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October 18 and 25, 2017: AMS/SMT Dry Runs

It’s that time once again when our constituents prepare to deliver papers at the annual professional music conferences for the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory. Because there are such a large number of students presenting this year, we have decided to spread the dry runs into two sessions. This Wednesday, October 18, we…

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October 4, 2017: Steven Rings

The Sound and Society Workshop Presents: Steven Rings University of Chicago Sounding “Hard Rain” Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Logan 802 4:45 – 6:15 PM This chapter draft from my book-in-progress on Bob Dylan explores multiple versions of the song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” As this is (currently) chapter one, it also lays out some…

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Introducing the Sound and Society Workshop

The Sound and Society workshop is a new interdisciplinary hub for those concerned with sound across music, art, rhetoric, history, science and technology, sociology, and more. This workshop acknowledges that the production, distribution, and consumption of sound is uniquely intertwined with the social lives of people. Sound can be a vehicle for pleasure (like an orchestra performing…

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