The AMMSA Archive is home to over 2,000 separate audio items and over 5,000 items tagged as film, photographs, event documentation, and other ephemera largely archived from the Alberta Native Communications Society (in operation from the late 1960s until the early 1980s). These include recordings of traditional knowledge in spoken and sung expressions as well … Continue reading Digitizing the Ancestors Project
Sound Studies Institute welcomes new director Dr. Scott Smallwood
Welcome to Dr. Scott Smallwood, the new director of the Sound Studies Institute! Dr. Smallwood is a composer, improviser, and sound artist whose own research combines technology and software with hardware instruments and traditional acoustic instruments. A faculty member of the Department of Music since 2009, Smallwood teaches music composition and technology. He has previously … Continue reading Sound Studies Institute welcomes new director Dr. Scott Smallwood
Gifted folk women explore the tradition….
Check out this article in the Edmonton Journal about this weekend’s upcoming Sound Studies Institute Women of Folkways events. Workshop on Friday, February 7 at CKUA Performance Space, 9804 Jasper Avenue, and Concert on Saturday, February 8 at Parkview Community Hall. Also featured in the article is Mark Segger who is presenting a discussion about … Continue reading Gifted folk women explore the tradition….
Linguistics student pinpoints differences in Western Canadian Dialects
U of A undergraduate student Bryce Wittrock (left) and linguist Ben Tucker analyze a waveform from a recording for their study comparing dialects among people in southern Alberta, southern Saskatchewan and Edmonton. (Photo: Geoff McMaster) Vowel pronunciation varies between urban and rural populations, study shows. For more, go online to Folio: FOLIO ARTICLE