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UofA establishes new interdisciplinary institute for sound research

November 22, 2018
https://www.thegatewayonline.ca/2018/11/u-of-a-establishes-new-interdisciplinary-institute-for-sound-research/ [Read More]

Four Major Cultural Organizations Establish Cultures of Sound Network

March 20, 2018
The Sound Studies Initiative at the University of Alberta, the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Canadian Museum of History, and Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage through its Smithsonian Folkways Recordings are delighted to announce the formation of the Cultures of Sound Network (CSN)... [Read More]

Upcoming Events

September 17, 2019
  • Lunch & Listen @ Sound Studies Institute

    September 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    3-47 Old Arts Building

    Join us at the Sound Studies Institute for an informal "lunch and listen". Bring your lunch , chat with likeminded sound studiers, and have a listen to the dulcet tones of studious sounds. Sound Studies Institute, Old Arts 3-47 from Noon until 1:00pm. A different kind of sound every week.

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September 24, 2019
  • Lunch & Listen @ Sound Studies Institute

    September 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    3-47 Old Arts Building

    Join us at the Sound Studies Institute for an informal "lunch and listen". Bring your lunch , chat with likeminded sound studiers, and have a listen to the dulcet tones of studious sounds. Sound Studies Institute, Old Arts 3-47 from Noon until 1:00pm. A different kind of sound every week.

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September 25, 2019
  • Sound Ideas: Sound Policy for Sound Access: The Music Modernization Act's Impact on Preservation and Fair Use

    September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Sound Studies Institute, Old Arts, 3-47

    Dr. Josh Shepperd's talk, "Sound Policy for Sound Access," will discuss the recent Music Modernization Act and the contribution of current sound preservation initiatives to historiographical debates in sound studies, film and media studies, and critical archival studies.

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October 1, 2019
  • Lunch & Listen @ Sound Studies Institute

    October 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    3-47 Old Arts Building

    Join us at the Sound Studies Institute for an informal "lunch and listen". Bring your lunch , chat with likeminded sound studiers, and have a listen to the dulcet tones of studious sounds. Sound Studies Institute, Old Arts 3-47 from Noon until 1:00pm. A different kind of sound every week.

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October 8, 2019
  • Lunch & Listen @ Sound Studies Institute

    October 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    3-47 Old Arts Building

    Join us at the Sound Studies Institute for an informal "lunch and listen". Bring your lunch , chat with likeminded sound studiers, and have a listen to the dulcet tones of studious sounds. Sound Studies Institute, Old Arts 3-47 from Noon until 1:00pm. A different kind of sound every week.

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Welcome

The Sound Studies Institute (SSI) at the University of Alberta supports research and creative activities that centralize sound in any way. SSI offers researchers opportunities to work collaboratively, discover new areas of convergent enquiry, benefit from collective administrative support, and it provides a philosophical and physical locus for sharing, exploring, and celebrating collaboration and innovation across disciplines.

As stewards of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection of Folkways Records, SSI promotes the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about of music and culture through research, archival, and performance projects, including our annual Winter Roots Roundup Festival (winterroots.ca).

Learn more about us.