Social Distinction in the 21st Recording Studio

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ORIS and Celebrating Connection: A SSHRC Exchange Series present
Social Distinction in the 21st Recording Studio
Andy’s Place, University of Lethbridge (U of L)
Friday, February 14

9 a.m. - Blessing by Elder Francis First Charger

9:15 a.m. - Introduction by Amandine Pras, Digital Audio Arts (DAA), U of L; and Athena Elafros, Sociology, U of L

9:30 a.m. -  Paul Sanden, Musicology, University of Lethbridge
“A Passacaglia of Fact”: Narrative Perspective in Glenn Gould’s Documentaries for CBC Radio

10 a.m. - Digital Ethnography of Recording Studios in Bamako (Mali)
Round table moderated by Amandine Pras with Issa Traoré also known as Ken Lagare, owner of Authentique Studio, Bamako; Emmanuelle Olivier, French Research Chair in Ethnomusicology, Centre Georg Simmel, EHESS, Paris; Adam Bell, Music Education, University of Calgary (U of C); and research assistants Susu Azzam (Music Education, U of C); Mina Tahmouresie (Music Education, U of C), Toby Bol (DAA, U of L); Leonard Menon (DAA, U of L); and Kierian Turner (DAA, U of L).

11:30 a.m. - Mark Campbell, Music and Culture, University of Toronto Scarborough
Strictly for the Heads: Experiencing the Hip Hop Recording Studio

1:30 p.m. - Eliot Bates, Ethnomusicology Graduate Center, CUNY, New York
Interface aesthetics and analog feel: Rematerializing synthesizer and recording studio gear

2:30 p.m. - Monique Giroux, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Music, Culture, and Politics, University of Lethbridge
Repatriation and the Sound Archive: Ethnomusicological Engagement with (Un)Ethical
Recording Practices

3:15 p.m. - Sound Engineers’ and Producers’ Experiences of Microaggressions in the Recording Studio
Round table moderated by Athena Elafros with Grace Brooks, CIRMMT, School of Information Studies, McGill, Montreal; and research assistant Monica Lockett, Sociology, U of L.

4 p.m. - James Clemens-Seely, head engineer and coordinator of the Audio Practicum, Banff Centre and Laura Ferguson (DAA, U of L)
Learning-by-doing in the Audio Recording Engineer Practicum at the Banff Centre

Complimentary. Coffee, snack and lunch will be provided to all attendees.


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