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Sound Design Anthropology and Ecosound

Lecture and panel discussion with Frank Pecquet, George Lewis, Seth Cluett, and Miya Masaoka


Acoustic ontology characterizes the relationship we have with the world of sound, our world of sound being in the forefront, and that of the human tribe being in the background. The word ecosound refers to this paradigm. The role of sound design and its actors is therefore to monitor this question of a new sound order, which we have defined as “ecosonic” and within which our daily life is organized in different living spaces, in accordance with existing norms and standards and structural frameworks.

Frank Pecquet is a French composer, musicologist, author of music works in acoustic and electronic music and papers on contemporary music and sound studies.

Miya Masaoka, Associate Professor at Columbia University and Director of the Sound Art MFA Program,  is a composer, sound artist and musician.

Seth Cluett is a composer, performer, and visual artist.

George Lewis is an American composer, musicologist, and trombonist.

The co-sponsors of this event are the Columbia Maison Française, the Department of Music, and the Alliance Program.

Event Contact Information:
Maison Francaise


Apr 02 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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Buell Hall (Columbia University)
515 W. 116th St.