Performances and Exhibitions

SSI sponsors numerous performances and exhibition events, including the annual Women of Folkways concert as part of the Winter Roots Roundup.

In the 2021-22 year, we will initially continue to host our lectures as online events, but we are working to move to a hybrid model for the winter term (live in-person combined with live streaming).

Please note: the information below may be incomplete. Please check back often! Stay tuned to our email list for regular updates on all SSI events we will be hosting this year.

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Performances and Exhibitions 2021-22

October 20-22, 2021

Research-Creation in Urgent Times

A three-day symposium event that includes performances, sound works, panels and public talks by artists and researchers from across disciplines and geographic locations.

All events are free.

Full details including in-depth event descriptions, panelist + moderator biographies, and more can be found on our website:

Accessibility notes: Panels + events with Live Captioning and/or ASL interpretation are noted as such in their individual event descriptions.

Research-Creation in Urgent times is co-hosted by Shifting Praxis in Research/Research-Creation (SPAR2C), the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLaboratory (CoLAB), the Sound Studies Institute (SSI), and Just Powers.

This event is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta.

Nov. 22, 2021 – 4:30 PM (MST)

Dana Wylie – LIVE@SSI

Come hear Edmonton-based singer/songwriter Dana Wylie–nominated for her album at the Canadian Folk Music Awards–share her powerful original compositions and arrangements of traditional folk songs, including pieces featured in her recent theatrical song-cycle Makings of A Voice.

Makings of a Voice is a theatrical song cycle about discovering our individual identity within generational narratives. A personal journey situated somewhere between the past and the present, between motherhood and daughterhood, between music and monologue, this intimate piece follows a messy trajectory into the heart of one woman’s story and provides a compelling argument for why our stories need to be told.