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Sound Practices in the Global South

Co-listening to Resounding Plurilogues

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores sound practice across South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America

  • Examines critical intersections between sound practice and theory from the ground up

  • Locates decolonial resistance in sound making in the work of Global South artists and practitioners

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introductory Soliloquy

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 1-17
  3. Clarence Barlow

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 19-31
  4. Sandeep Bhagwati

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 33-60
  5. Rajesh K. Mehta

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 61-67
  6. Sharif Sehnaoui

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 69-80
  7. Ximena Alarcón Díaz

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 81-98
  8. Hardi Kurda

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 99-119
  9. Mario de Vega

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 121-138
  10. Luka Mukhavele

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 139-156
  11. Khyam Allami

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 157-185
  12. Cedrik Fermont

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 187-223
  13. Khaled Kaddal

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 225-242
  14. David Vélez

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 243-264
  15. Juan Duarte

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 265-279
  16. Youmna Saba

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 281-292
  17. Mariana Marcassa

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 293-306
  18. Amanda Gutiérrez

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 307-325
  19. Abdellah M. Hassak

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 327-334
  20. Syma Tariq

    • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
    Pages 335-343

About this book

"Sound Practices in the Global South: Co-listening to Resounding Plurilogues presents a highly original and critically important collection of conversations with sound practitioners and thinkers working in and from the Global South. Chattopadhyay’s book makes a significant contribution to decolonising the field of Sound Studies by drawing attention to transcultural resonances across diverse practices while shifting attention away from what he calls the ‘exoticising… listening ear of canonised scholarship’. This book is an exciting and essential read for anyone interested in sound theory and practice beyond Eurocentric perspectives."

Philippa Lovatt, University of St Andrews, UK

 

This book delves into the unique sound worlds of key regions in the Global South, by an auto-ethnographic method of self-reflexive conversations with prominent sound practitioners from South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The conversations navigate trajectories of sound practices, illuminating intricate processes of listening, thinking, exposing, and performing with sound. Through a practice-based approach to sound theory and production, the book builds a ground-up knowledge about aural cultures and sonic aesthetics, moving beyond the Eurocentric focus of contemporary sound studies. Instead of understanding sound practices via the lens of consumption and entertainment, they are explored as complex cultural and aesthetic systems, learning from the practitioners themselves and their sonic methodologies. The book reveals a tension between West’s predominant colonial-consumerist cultures, and the collective desires of the practitioners to resist colonial models of listening by expressing themselves in terms of their critical making.

Conversations with:

Clarence Barlow, Sandeep Bhagwati, Rajesh K. Mehta, Sharif Sehnaoui, Ximena Alarcón Díaz, Hardi Kurda, Mario de Vega, Luka Mukhavele, Khyam Allami, Cedrik Fermont, Khaled Kaddal, David Velez, Juan Duarte, Youmna Saba, Abdellah M. Hassak, Mariana Marcassa, Amanda Gutiérrez, Syma Tariq, Alma Laprida, Siamak Anvari, Mohamad Safa, Debashis Sinha, Zouheir Atbane, Constanza Bizraelli, Jatin Vidyarthi, Joseph Kamaru, Surabhi Saraf, Isuru Kumarasinghe, Hemant Sreekumar. 

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Professor, Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM), Academy of Art and Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

Keywords

  • sound studies
  • sonic studies
  • global south
  • sound production
  • film and TV production
  • audiovisual

Reviews

"Sound Practices in the Global South: Co-listening to Resounding Plurilogues presents a highly original and critically important collection of conversations with sound practitioners and thinkers working in and from the Global South. Chattopadhyay’s book makes a significant contribution to decolonising the field of Sound Studies by drawing attention to transcultural resonances across diverse practices while shifting attention away from what he calls the ‘exoticising… listening ear of canonised scholarship’. This book is an exciting and essential read for anyone interested in sound theory and practice beyond Eurocentric perspectives." - Philippa Lovatt, University of St Andrews, UK

Authors and Affiliations

  • Critical Media Lab, Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM), Academy of Art and Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Basel, Switzerland

    Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

About the author

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born media artist, researcher, and writer, with a PhD in artistic research and sound studies from Leiden University, The Netherlands. Chattopadhyay is a professor at Critical Media Lab, Academy of Art and Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.


Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-99732-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)