Sounding Place, Placing Sound – The Sonic Ethnography Workshop

Hearing is as fundamentally important to anthropological and documentary practice as sight, and yet ethnographies tend to rely on a very attenuated acoustic manifestation of culture: transcribed dialogue. In this session we showcased a number of nonfiction audio works that tackle the question of how the sonic can go beyond the discursive in evoking and representing people, places, events and experiences.

Workshop at The New School, 20 Apr 2013

The presenters (Andrew Littlejohn, Thomas Brandon Evans, Veronika Kusumaryati, Megan Roguschka, Benny Shaffer, Abby Sun, and Zoe Tucker) are students in Ernst Karel’s Sonic Ethnography studio course in the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. Learn more about the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard.