Important Notice

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

Gifted folk women explore the tradition....

February 4, 2020
Check out this article in the Edmonton Journal about this weekend's upcoming Sound Studies Institute Women of Folkways events... [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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