March is a journal of art & strategy.

Sound and Power

Over the next six months, Conversations on Sound and Power will gather exchanges from a wide variety of contemporary artists, scholars, writers, activists, and interdisciplinary practitioners concerned with how sound and ideas about sound shape our historical, experiential, juridical, intersubjective, and current socio-political entanglements.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Alex E. Chávez – Part 1

Alex E. Chávez’s anthropological and autoethnographic practices address the relation between sound, power, and culture, especially in terms of how Latinx diasporic sonic traditions and experiments move through histories of migration.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Alex E. Chávez – Part 2

A focus on sound, sonic practices, and sounding within the larger framework of Latinx studies necessarily invokes a concern with emplacement, which is necessarily embodied.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Allie Martin

Allie Martin uses ethnographic fieldwork and digital humanities methodologies to consider how gentrification impacts and impedes on Black sonic life.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Cog•nate Collective

Cog•nate Collective develops research projects, public interventions, and experimental pedagogical programs in collaboration with communities across the US/Mexico border region.

Conversations on Sound and Power: Jillian Hernandez

Writing through her experience as a founding member of the community arts collective Women on the Rise!, Jillian Hernandez examines how Black and Latinx working-class bodies, sexualities, and cultural practices are policed through gendered tropes of deviance and respectability.

Conversations on Sound and Power: JJJJJerome Ellis

Taking his glottal block stutter as a point of departure, JJJJJerome Ellis figures the aporia and the block as clearing to consider how dysfluency, opacity, and refusal can open a new space for relation.

Introduction: Conversations on Sound and Power

Over the next six months, Conversations on Sound and Power will gather exchanges from a wide variety of contemporary artists, scholars, writers, activists, and interdisciplinary practitioners concerned with how sound and ideas about sound shape our historical, experiential, juridical, intersubjective, and current socio-political entanglements.