close reading, distant listening
and all that's fit to press.
Sonic Narratives are the stories that come to the fore from within crates of records and the pages of inventories. These articles explore the trajectory and circulation of music within the war highlighting underlying narratives within the collection.
Charting The Music of The War
08/08/19 - Ben Jackson
A 2018 headline from satirical music news website TheHardTimes.net reads: "Documentary About Fortunate Son to Feature Vietnam War." The linkage between a core canon of anti-war anthems...
12/18/18 - Meghan Creek
When I was asked to inventory the Hugo Keesing hard drive, I knew it would be a big project and had no idea really what it would entail. Most people assume when they hear that you work in an archive that you only deal with old stuff and that history is somehow more authentic if it is something that you can touch. The more delicate and threatening to self-destruct at any minute due to its decades-worth of wear and tear, the better...