News

Sound Studies Institute welcomes new director Dr. Scott Smallwood

August 12, 2020
Welcome to Dr. Scott Smallwood, the new director of the Sound Studies Institute! Dr. Smallwood is a composer, improviser and sound artist whose own research combines technology and software with hardware instruments and traditional acoustic instruments... [Read More]

Important Notice

March 16, 2020
Effective immediately all upcoming Sounds Studies Institute events have been cancelled for the remainder of the term... [Read More]

Upcoming Events

October 28, 2020
  • Sound Studies Institute speaker series: Soundscapes of India with Alexis Baghat, sound artist

    October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Online

    Stay tuned for the Zoom link!

    Or watch the live stream: https://soundstudies.ualberta.ca/livestream/

    See more details

November 18, 2020
  • Sound Studies Institute speaker series: Dr. Anja Arnhold on linguistic prosody

    November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Online

    Stay tuned for the link to the live stream!

    See more details

December 2, 2020
  • Sound Studies Institute special event: Moses Asch Birthday event!

    December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Online

    Stay tuned for the link to the live stream!

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January 13, 2021
  • Sound Studies Institute speaker series: Stephanie Loveless artist talk

    January 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Online

    Stay tuned for the link to the live stream!

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February 10, 2021
  • Sound Studies Institute talks: Dr. Christine Guptill on musicians' health

    February 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Online

    Stay tuned for the link to the live stream!

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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.