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A Tribute to the Music of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

March 28, 2017
Spring has sprung! For our last @ Noon session of the month, we are pleased to present a three-part tribute to the rich musical and cultural traditions of rural Appalachia... [Read More]

Five in 5: Dr. Brian Fauteux on the Legacy of Leonard Cohen

March 7, 2017
Poet, songwriter, novelist, ladies man: Leonard Cohen was many things to many people.
Since his warm embrace by Montreal’s literary scene in the 1950s, Cohen’s singular voice propelled him to the fore of Canadian arts and culture... [Read More]

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Sound Studies Initiative (SSI) is a University of Alberta research initiative supported by the Faculty of Arts. This new initiative will continue a firm commitment to the stewardship of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection, adding exciting new research projects and programming based in the study of sound.

Sound Studies at UAlberta is a broad, transdisciplinary and creative pursuit rooted in the exploration of hearing, vocalization, communication, psychoacoustics, sensory studies, acoustics, cognition, media, natural environments, and information and computing sciences. The Sound Studies Initiative offers sound researchers the opportunity to work collaboratively, to discover new areas of convergent enquiry, to benefit from collective administrative support for their research and teaching, and provides a philosophical and physical locus for collaboration and innovation across disciplines.

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