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Distinguished Lecture Series in Musicology: Nina Eidsheim

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Musicology proudly presents Dr. Nina Eidsheim's (Professor of Musicology, UCLA), "The Race of Sound: The Acousmatic Question as Voice-Making." The foundational question raised in listening to a human voice is: Who is this? Who is speaking? This is an acousmatic question that asks what type of essence is sounding. This presentation asserts that we ask the acousmatic question because it is not actually possible to know voice, vocal identity, and meaning as such; we can only know them in their multidimensional processes, practices, and multiplicities. Further, this talk provides tools that help denaturalize the acousmatic listening process and the voices it names. Funded by the Haines-Morris Endowment and the Shirley R. Ford Memorial Fund. Part of Musicology's series of talks on "Music, Sound Studies and Environment: New Perspectives in Changing Landscapes. 

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Thursday, January 23 at 3:45pm

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Room 244
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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