1st SEM SOUNDING BOARD EXHIBIT

Some images from the 1st SEM Sounding Board Exhibit. Thank you all for coming and for supporting this initiative! Special thanks to Wright Bros. Brew & Brew, Veit Erlmann, Steve Stuempfle, the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, Craig Campbell, Matt Wright, Alexia Brown, Forró de Quintal, and Community Fandango. Click here to access a…

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Society For Ethnomusicology 2015 Annual Meeting – Sound Exhibition – Call for Sound Works

I’m curating an exhibition of sound installations for the upcoming Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, which will take place in Austin at the Hilton Hotel, December 3-6. The installation will take place at Studium, a fantastic store/gallery/live music venue located just a few blocks from Hilton. We are currently looking for 1 or 2 sound works. We are particularly interested in works that relate to…

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Rolezinhos and Pancadões: Brazil’s Suburban Youth

The “rolezinhos” are hangouts suburban teenagers across Brazil organize via Facebook. The meeting point is the Shopping Mall. These events have become extremely polemical, partly because shopping malls are elitist spaces — where the sign of suburban youth crowds can cause the fear of “mass robberies.” The Atlantic published an article about this social phenomenon. It includes an…

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