The Sound Studies Institute at the University of Alberta hosts regular events that enrich our contribution to the educational and sonic community. For an up-to-date listing of scheduled events, please check out our Lecture Series, Performances and Exhibitions, and Workshops pages, and view our calendar. You can also join our email list for regular updates on all SSI activities,
The SSI lecture series occurs twice a month on Wednesdays between 5:30 and 6:30 PM throughout the academic year (Sept-Dec and Jan-April). We host lectures from affiliated researchers and guest speakers on diverse topics related to sound research, scholarship, and artistic explorations with sound.
SSI often sponsors performances and exhibition events. Now well into its second decade, our signature live performance event is the annual Women of Folkways concert as part of the Winter Roots Roundup.
Our workshop series gives academics, artists, and community members an opportunity to learn about sound, with topics ranging from recording and editing sound, field recording, podcasting, mastering, and more.
This Month – Lecture Series
Wed, February 8, 2023, 5:30pm The Composer as Process, or, for a Music History Without Protagonists with Dr. Fabio Morabito The nineteenth-century composer has a persistent image problem: inspired, unworldly, male, writing works of genius for posterity. If it has been the project of musicologists for the last 30 years to erode this checklist, he…Keep reading
Now Showing – Sound Art Gallery
February 6 – 10: New octophonic sound works produced by students in Media Arts classes ART 451 and ART 551.
Premiere of new three-dimensional octophonic sound work by visiting artist Stephan Moore. Title tbd.
New octophonic sound works produced by students in Media Arts classes ART 351 and ART 451