Linguistics student pinpoints differences in Western Canadian Dialects

January 16, 2020
U of A undergraduate student Bryce Wittrock (left) and linguist Ben Tucker analyze a waveform from a recording for their study comparing dialects among people in southern Alberta, southern Saskatchewan and Edmonton... [Read More]

2020 is the International Year of Sound

January 2, 2020
The International Year of Sound is a global initiative launched by the International Commission for Acoustics to highlight the importance of sound and related sciences and technologies in society... [Read More]

Upcoming Events

January 29, 2020
  • Sound Ideas: Musicians' Health with Dr. Christine Guptill

    January 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Old Arts 3-47

    Dr. Christine Guptill presents on her research projects in musicians' health, including MusicCohort, Sound Performers Canada, and a new project currently in development.

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February 8, 2020
  • Women of Folkways: Dana Wylie, Maria Dunn, Jean Hewson, Christina Smith

    February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Parkview Community League, 9135 146 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5R 4L5, Canada

    Annual Winter Roots Roundup concert featuring Women of Folkways. Featuring Dana Wylie, Maria Dunn, and Newfoundland songwriters Jean Hewson and Christina Smith.

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February 12, 2020
  • Sound Ideas: Listening to the Lomax Archive with Dr. Jon Stone

    February 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Old Arts 3-47

    Visiting scholar Dr. Jon Stone from the University of Utah presents on his research on the Lomax archive.

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February 26, 2020
  • Sound Practice: Mark Segger and the Score Exchange app

    February 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Old Arts 3-47

    Doctoral composition student Mark Segger presents on his in-development music app "Score Exchange".

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March 11, 2020
  • Sound Ideas: Dr. Michael Frishkopf research presentation

    March 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Old Arts 3-47

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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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