Tuning into the unfamiliar

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dc.contributor.author McNally, Kevin
dc.contributor.editor Supple, Briony en
dc.contributor.editor Delahunty, Tom en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-05T09:47:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-05T09:47:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation McNally, K. (2019) 'Tuning into the unfamiliar', Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 5-6 December, pp. 174-176. doi: 10.33178/LC.2019.35 en
dc.identifier.startpage 174
dc.identifier.endpage 176
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10700
dc.identifier.doi 10.33178/LC.2019.35
dc.description.abstract This research project sits at the intersection of Community Music, Ethnomusicology and Arts Practice Research. The overall aim to explore a more ecological way of being in the world in which sound rather than vision is the primary source of knowledge. This acoustic epistemology (coined ‘acoustemology’ by ethnomusicologist Steven Feld) differs from standard ocular-centric epistemology in several respects. Where vision distinguishes objects as fixed and separate from the perceiving subject, sound is intensely relational. For sociologist Jean-Paul Thibaud, attending to sound produces “a resonant body that gets in tune and in sync with his environment.” (Thibaud, 2018) Sound does not belong to any object, but is a production of the interaction of objects, or “the event of the thing, not the thing itself.” (Connor, 2004, p.157) This form of knowing is familiar to musicians who interact in ensemble situations, but I wish to broaden the application of the idea, following ethnomusicologist Jeff Todd Titon, who imagines a “sound community” which, in concord with the qualities of sound, is “just, participatory and egalitarian.” (Titon, 2015, p.25) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.publisher National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education en
dc.rights © 2019, the Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Acoustic epistemology en
dc.subject Acoustemology en
dc.subject Sound en
dc.subject Sound community en
dc.subject Participatory en
dc.subject Egalitarian en
dc.subject Gamelan en
dc.title Tuning into the unfamiliar en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Kevin McNally, University of Limerick en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.conferencelocation University College Cork, Cork, Ireland en


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