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Ertegun House

Ertegun House, University of Oxford, 37A St. Giles' Oxford , OX1 3LD
01865 615356http://www.ertegun.ox.ac.uk/ertegun-house

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7 May

Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies: Karin Bijsterveld

Sound and Safe: A History of Listening Behind the Wheel Speaker: Karin Bijsterveld (Professor of Science, Technology & Modern Culture, Department of Technology & Society Studies, Maastricht University) Professor Jason Stanyek (Convenor) Many people enjoy listening and singing along to music while driving—it is their auditory break in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But how did the car, noisy and open as it was at the beginning of the twentieth century, develop into a space for celebrating auditory…

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28 May

Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies: Gascia Ouzounian

Hearing with Two Ears at Once Speaker: Gascia Ouzounian (Lecturer and Head of Performance Studies, School of Creative Arts, Queen’s University Belfast) Professor Jason Stanyek (Convenor) We take for granted that hearing is a spatial and directional phenomenon, and that ‘space’ can be described in acoustic terms. However, in the late-nineteenth century the concepts of binaural audition and acoustic space were widely contested in medicine, psychology, and philosophy. This paper will examine a century of conceptual, technological, scientific and musical…

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