Listening to Vocal Production: SpokenWeb Through Lomax’s Cantometrics This week, Sean will lead participants in a guided session on the topic of vocal production in literary audio recordings. Drawing on the work of renowned ethnomusicologist, folklorist, and song-collector Alan Lomax (1915-2002), we will listen to vocal production in literary audio performances through the lens of […]
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We are proud to announce that the recipients of the SpokenWeb Artist / Curator residencies for Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 are Jessica Karuhanga and jamilah malika.
Introducing the Adjudicators of The SpokenWeb Artist/Curator in Residence Fellowships 2020-2021 (Post)
Before we announce the winners, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and publicly thank the judges who took the time to engage with the many great proposals we received, and to select the ones they felt best fit the criteria of our call.
Adjusting the Book Launch to COVID19 In September 2020, and with the restrictions COVID19 placed on book launches and book tours, Klara du Plessis organized a series of 6-person, outdoor, and distanced discussions to celebrate her second poetry collection, Hell Light Flesh. Each discussion centered around a series of similar passages from the new book, along […]
What might an audiobook liberated from preconceived notions of the printed book sound like?
Black Noise: Poetics of Afro-Congregation If dispersal created the Afro-diaspora, then who do we become when we are gathered? This SpokenWeb Listening Practice session will feature early thoughts on how Black creators across poetry, music, and performance have explored the soundscapes of congregated Blackness, from the hold of the slave ship to contemporary uprisings in […]
While we now have a well-developed grammar for our Content Field description of audio assets that we listen to, we are interested in having a discussion about what we see when we watch and listen to literary performance, and what we want to include in our descriptions of such AV documents, with the aim of discovery and use by scholars, students and the general public.
This virtual, introductory workshop will include basic information about the AudiAnnotate project including using IIIF and the IIIF specifications for AV. We will share how to use Audacity to annotate audio files and to use the AudiAnnotate tool with Jekyll and GitHub to manage editing and publishing IIIF manifests and annotations for audio collections. For more information […]
SESSION 1 (4 PM-5 PM EDT) Moderator: Michael O’Driscoll (U Alberta) Title: Dynamic Systems for Humanities Audio Collections: The Theory and Rationale of Swallow (25 Minutes) Presenters: Jason Camlot, Tomasz Neugebauer, Francisco Berrizbeitia (Concordia U) This paper approaches a system that has been designed, and continues to be in development, for the aggregation of metadata surrounding […]
Conferences | Annie Murray, audio collections, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, conferences, Deanna Fong, Emily Murphy, Jason Camlot, Karis Shearer, Klara du Plessis, Liz Fisher, Mathieu Aubin, Metadata Management, Michael O’Driscoll, Montreal, Quebec, SpokenWeb, Tanya Clement, Yuliya Kondratenko
These sessions of the SSI are designed for student researchers to present ideas, experiences, and research they have been pursuing for feedback and discussion from members of the wider SpokenWeb network. Each presenter will talk for a maximum of five minutes and show a maximum of three slides. Following each “lightning talk,” we will open […]