Politics of Sound: Listening to the Archive @ Interference Archive, 10/25

Thursday, October 25, 7pm @ Interference Archive

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Interference Archive presents a panel discussion that brings together a group of archivists, oral historians, librarians, and others working with collections of sound. They work in a range of disciplines–from poetry to oral history–all informed by a political approach to sound. We’ll discuss the various ways archiving sound can be a political act, including how sound archives can support organizing work, and how sound collections can contribute to the creation of historical memory, broadening the range of stories that are part of our collective history.

Speakers include Natiba Guy-Clement, Special Collections Manager at the Brooklyn Public Library, home of the Civil Rights in Brooklyn Oral History Collection; Daniel Horowitz, poet who uses sound archives in his work; Samara Smith, Associate Professor at SUNY, who documented the sounds of Occupy Wall Street; and Mario Alvarez and Alissa Funderbunk, creators of Columbia Life Histories, a series of oral history interviews with graduate students at Columbia University.

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