tradition and (post)colonial circulation

now that the kiloma’an season is over, i’m finishing the paper on malikoda and (post)colonial circulation. much of the text you will recognize from previous posts, but feel free to Continue Reading →

holding the hand of the other

i’m working these days on a paper for IASPM’s inter-asia music conference. the next few postings will be drafts, ideas, and other work toward the paper. please comment! —— the Continue Reading →

remediation and ethnographic sound work

although anthropologists would not generally confuse ethnography with documentary presentation, such a definition guides most sound work in the discipline. to broaden definitions of ethnographic sound work, i have been exploring what one could call a conceptual soundscape: rather than aiming for verisimilitude, these pieces create fantastic or impossible sounds that nonetheless explore an historically specific way of hearing Continue Reading →