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December 6, 2013: Music and Sound Studies on Sound Ecology with Mark Pedelty

Friday, December 6, 2013
5:00 pm
Ferguson 280

Sound Ecology: Music, Noise, and Sonic Conflict in the Salish Sea with Mark Pedelty, Communication Studies


Mark Pedelty 2013

Sound is central to environmental conflicts in the Pacific Northwest. From debates over sonar disruption of whale communication to jet noise in Olympic National Park, environmentalists have advocated for more sustainable soundscapes. Musicians have played central roles, communicating environmental messages, cohering local communities, and making the improbable seem possible through musical performance. Mark Pedelty will present his research with environmentalist musicians in Washington State and British Columbia, focusing on Dana Lyons (Cows with Guns) and the Raging Grannies, cases that provide clues as to how activist musicians define, and achieve, success.

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