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On Whiteness and Sound Studies

Monday is becoming Feminatronics’ regular day to feature reblogs that get you thinking and as always Sounding Out provides some of the most thought provoking articles out there.

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white noiseWorld Listening Month3This is the first post in Sounding Out!’s 4th annual July forum on listening in observation of World Listening Day on July 18th, 2015.  World Listening Day is a time to think about the impacts we have on our auditory environments and, in turn, their effects on us.  For Sounding Out! World Listening Day necessitates discussions of the politics of listening and listening as a political act, beginning this year with Gustavus Stadler’s timely provocation.  –Editor-in-Chief JS

Many amusing incidents attend the exhibition of the Edison phonograph and graphophone, especially in the South, where a negro can be frightened to death almost by a ‘talking machine.’ Western Electrician May 11, 1889, (255).

What does an ever-nearer, ever-louder police siren sound like in an urban neighborhood, depending on the listener’s racial identity? Rescue or invasion? Impending succor or potential violence? These dichotomies are perhaps overly neat, divorced as they are from context. Nonetheless…

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Foundsoundscape: the (female) reboot – ))) Sound Reflections Blog

Here is an interesting article from ))) Sound Reflections which is worth a visit

Recently I posted a round up of resources for female sound artists and audio engineers : the debate on whether there is a need for gender-specific resources remains open, but the fact remains that female artists in the field remain a minority, and remain under-represented.

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