Category: Music & Sound

  • Complicating the Limits of the Viewer’s Gaze in Film

    Complicating the Limits of the Viewer’s Gaze in Film

    We began our Wednesday class on Feb 6, with a quick inventory of the room: everyone read one sentence or short passage from the readings that they wanted to share with the class. After sharing, the Professors left the class to give students space to fill in parts of the syllabus left blank for them […]

  • The Florida Constitution Podcast

    The Florida Constitution Podcast

    The Florida Constitution Podcast is a new podcast history project produced by Robert Cassanello, Holly Baker and I in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 Florida constitution. As is the case with many issues in Florida, the constitution reflects the state’s complex history. Robert Cassanello suggested the possibility of bringing notable experts on the different […]

  • Collaborative book review of: Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility and Ethical Praxis (Eds: David J. Elliott, Marissa Silverman and Wayne D. Bowman.

    Greetings Scholars–Welcome back.  I’m seeking interested parties for a collaborative book review of:  Artistic Citizenship:  Artistry, Social Responsibility and Ethical Praxis (Eds:  David J. Elliott, Marissa Silverman and Wayne D. Bowman.   Check out the book here:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/artistic-citizenship-david-elliott/1123… or here:  https://www.amazon.com/Artistic-Citizenship-Artistry-Responsibility-Ethi… The book is organized into seven (7) parts of roughly 4 chapters each, each devoted […]

  • DHSI 2018 Music Encoding Course (June 11-15, 2018)

    DHSI 2018 Music Encoding Course (June 11-15, 2018)

    It’s my great pleasure to share this excellent opportunity from two of my colleagues teaching MEI (and MEI’s applications in digital music scholarship) at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute this Summer 2018. More information below! Would you like to harness your computer to conduct corpus-wide musical analyses? Are you interested in digital music editing and […]

  • Internet Piracy

    Megan Ptak, Wylder Tallman, Derek Holbrook, Maria DiPilato, Jaime McGrath 11 December 2017​ Intro to Communication & Media Dr. Sylvia​​ Internet Piracy   The creation and sharing of intellectual property on the Internet is a process cherished by artists, writers, and creators of all mediums. It has become a staple of internet culture, found across […]

  • Digital Technologies and the Call for New Genres of Theory

    Digital Technologies and the Call for New Genres of Theory

    I recently attended a panel discussion at the NYU Center for the Humanities to kick off the release of a new book, Theorizing Sound Writing, ed. Deborah Kapchan (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2017). The book explores the relationship of writing and aurality (the study of listening) in order to pursue two aims: It theorizes how […]

  • Overlapping Talk in Podcasts

    Overlapping Talk in Podcasts

    Now that we’ve released four episodes of Scholars At Play, I wanted to write about something that I’ve noticed while editing the most recent episode: instances where all four of us spoke at the same time, or instances of “overlapping talk.” My attention was drawn to them for a very practical, technical reason: they are […]

  • Web Algorithmic Composition Software for Music Educators

    Web Algorithmic Composition Software for Music Educators

    My interest in algorithmic composition software started about 3 or 4 years ago. I have been a long-time Queen fan, and I used to play electric guitar when I was a teenager. Now, as a grad student, I played the horn. I liked to play new music, but at some point I decided that I […]

  • Progress (and Process!) Reporting

    Progress (and Process!) Reporting

    I started thinking about this post and writing it in my head (where most of the things I write like to start out) three weeks ago, right after a meeting with my chair. I then pushed the To Do of writing the post forward a couple of weeks, and now find myself in the milestone-ish […]

  • Musings on the News and on Work

    I’m unable to stop reading the news. I told myself a couple of weeks ago that I’d like to try reading more headlines and fewer articles, and I’ve succeeded to some degree, but that’s mostly because Black Twitter is more knowledgeable about what’s going in the American political sphere than some mainstream media outlets are. […]