Call for Papers: 2.1 ‘Contamination’ [Extended deadline!] Contribute to the third issue of our research journal

[Extended deadline!] For the third issue of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers to submit abstracts that critically engage with the theme of ‘contamination.’ Please submit your abstract (max 300 words) to [email protected] by February 3. The full papers (3000-5000 words) are due March 2. Originating from the Latin…

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Call for Board Members

Call for Board Members *** Please note that we are no longer looking for new board members or participants for the academic year 2019-2020. If spots do open up we will post about it here and on social media. *** Would you like to be part of a student-run journal that functions as a platform…

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Towards an Acoustemology of Time Acquiring and aligning an aural knowledge of flows of time

In this addition to the “Practices of Musicking” series, author Edda Starck explores the creation and acquisition of aural knowledge through listening-oriented practices. How do we come to both hear and think of the passing of time, and how can listening situate us to the rhythms that punctuate and proliferate our daily lives in a way in which we can hear how we and the objects that comprise our aural soundscapes pass through time?

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Meyhanescapes Visualising embodied musical experience in the meyhane tavern

For the first piece in series ‘Practices of Musicking’, Suzi Asa attempts to understand her musical experience in Turkish taverns (‘meyhanes’) through illustrations that she terms ‘meyhanescapes’. Exploring the extra-sonic, embodied aspects of this ‘musicking’ experience, her visualisations allow us to rethink the nature of music and musical perception as based in practice – and not merely as aural ‘practices of listening’.

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