Copenhagen Research Visit

Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright recently visited the Sound Studies Lab at the University of Copenhagen. The lab is directed by Holger Schulze, one of LxDII’s project partners. During the fieldwork we were welcomed by researchers Carla J Maier and Melissa Van Drie who took us on a journey through their current individual and collaborative research projects. We discussed the role of sensory ethnography in relation to food and public space and how scenarios of collaboration can be foregrounded within research on sound and anthropology. With Carla and her students, we investigated how public sculptures are sites of negotiation and reception where layers of meaning accrue in audible and inaudible ways. With Holger Schulze we discussed a wide range of topics including sonic pedagogy, anthropology and his book The Sonic Persona (Bloomsbury) in which he proposes a plural and visceral framework for research in the field of a cultural anthropology, sound and listening. These discussions and activities are helping form part of our radio podcast series and also feeding in directly to our research on protocols and vocabularies.