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

January 27, 2021
  • Sound Studies Institute speaker series: Physics of the Banjo with Dr. Joe Dickey

    January 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Online

    Visit https://soundstudies.ualberta.ca/livestream/ for more information about how to join the live stream of this talk!

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

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

    Visit https://soundstudies.ualberta.ca/lecture-series/ for more information about upcoming events in our lecture series.

    Visit https://soundstudies.ualberta.ca/livestream/ for more information about how to join the lecture series live streams. 

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February 20, 2021
  • Women of Folkways live online concert

    February 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Online

    Visit https://soundstudies.ualberta.ca/lecture-series/ for more information about upcoming events in our lecture series.

    Stay tuned for more information about how to view the Women of Folkways concert!

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February 24, 2021
  • Sound Studies Institute speaker series: The history of Women of Folkways

    February 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Online

    Visit https://soundstudies.ualberta.ca/lecture-series/ for more information about upcoming events in our lecture series.

    Visit https://soundstudies.ualberta.ca/livestream/ for more information about how to join the lecture series live streams.

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March 10, 2021
  • Sound Studies Institute speaker series: The Sound from Above and Below: Independent Artists in the Streaming Music Era with Dr. Brian Fauteux

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

    Visit https://soundstudies.ualberta.ca/lecture-series/ for more information about upcoming events in our lecture series.

    Visit https://soundstudies.ualberta.ca/livestream/ for more information about how to join the lecture series live streams.

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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.