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February 26, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Experiments in Sonic Ethnography

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Ernst Karel’s diverse audio practice includes location recording, electroacoustic performance and composition, sound for nonfiction film/video, and solo and collaborative sound installations. In his experimental ethnographic sound work he structures unprocessed location recordings of infrastructural processes to convey senses of lived experience and of place. At Bard, he will present and discuss selections from previous work, including Heard Laboratories, Swiss Mountain Transport Systems, and the quadraphonic Materials Recovery Facility, and also a new multichannel sound piece, Morning and Other Times, which takes up the relationship of nonhuman animals to the urban environment of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Co-sponsored by the Anthropology and Film and Electronic Arts Programs