UofA establishes new interdisciplinary institute for sound research

November 22, 2018 [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]

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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 (

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