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DAPHNE TRAGAKI: Sound-City-Culture

22/11/11, 15:00
Lecture Hall, Department of Architecture, Pedion Areos, Volos

This presentation considers the definition of soundscape and the problematic concerning the cultural study of sound in the urban space. It will focus on the method of soundwalk and its application in the research of acoustic experience and the representation of sound worlds in the urban environment.

Daphne Tragaki studied Ethnomusicology at Goldsmiths College (University of London) under the supervision of professor John Baily. Her Phd thesis on Rebetiko Worlds. Ethnomusicology and Ethnography in the City has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2006. Research interests: ethnographic representation of music, music culture and the urban space. Since 2004, she teaches at the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology (IAKA) of the University of Thessaly. Tvolume he last three years her research interests focus on music spectacle policies and she has edited the collective Spectacle and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest (under publication by Europea: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities, Scarecrow Press).