Sonic Ethnography, or Documentary without Words

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Sonic Ethnography, or Documentary without Words: From Field Recordings to Recording Fields – Ernst Karel & Stefan Helmreich

This session presented audio work for listening and for a discussion of how audio can function in a documentary or ethnographic way without narration or voiceover.

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Ernst Karel is a musician, sound recordist, and composer, whose work has ranged from acoustic to electronic and from improvisation to installation.

Stefan Helmreich is a Professor of Anthropology at MIT, where he teaches courses in science, technology, and society.