- UCSB Library Special Research Collections Seminar Room
Date: 3:30 PM March 8
Location: UCSB Library Special Research Collections Seminar Room
CISM in the Archive Series: “Curating Sound Stories: Art, Ethnography, and Practice in Special Collections at UCSB”
Ethnomusicologist, sound curator and artist Noel Lobley presents some creative, interactive and performative sound curation, blending examples from his own practice with rare sounds selected from the special collections at UCSB. Noel is an ethnomusicologist and sound curator who works across the disciplines of music, anthropology and sound studies to develop a series of international curatorial residencies. His research and practice in sound curation focuses on ethnographic field recordings and aims to connect local musicians and communities with institutions and audiences. Through extensive fieldwork in sub-Saharan Africa, much of his creative practice takes sound and music recordings out of archives and back among communities. He has collaborated with musicians, sound artists, DJs, composers and performers in South Africa, the UK and throughout Europe and the US to develop creative and responsible ways for recordings to be experienced in spaces ranging from art galleries and museums to schools and township street corners.