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Sound Travels

Sound Travels
73 Queen's Park, Northrop Frye Hall room 007
Time: Nov 6th, 3:00 pm End: Nov 6th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Music, Faculty of , Environment, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Criminology, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 2000-
Lecture by Frances Dyson, Cinema & Technocultural Studies, UC-Davis

The Centre for Comparative Literature is pleased to present

Frances Dyson, University of California Davis

Sound Travels
What do  sound art installations, colonial prisons, abandoned housing estates, wilderness areas, and inner-city performance spaces have in common? This talk will be something of a travelogue that charts the ways sound interacts with architectural and cultural spaces. Through this journey I hope to show the relationships between sound art and a certain form of silencing – what I referred to as an institutionalization of sound, one that transects art, systems of punishment, real estate, financial speculation, and "nature".
Frances Dyson is Emeritus Professor of Cinema and Technocultural Studies at the University of California, Davis, and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, University of New South Wales. She is the author of The Tone of Our Times: Sound, Sense, Economy and Ecology (MIT Press, 2014); Sounding New Media: Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture (University of California Press, 2009).

This event is free and open to all.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Comparative Literature at (416) 813-4041.

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