Q&A with Nicolai Jørgensgaard Graakjær

Picture of author Nicolai Jørgensgaard Graakjær

In this regular Q&A series, we interview authors and major figures in the field about their work, interests, and overall thoughts on sound studies. Nicolai Jørgensgaard Graakjær is Professor of Music and Sound in Market Communication in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. His publications include Analyzing Music in Advertising (2015), … Read more

The War is Over but the Sound Remains: WWI and the Life of a Shell – by Michael Bull

Carpathian Mountains

When do the sounds and silences of any war really end? I recently came across a contemporary story of a World War One shell exploding in the Carpathian Mountains. A newly married British couple of Ukrainian heritage, Norbert and Lydia Makarchuk had camped out in the idyllic countryside to share a honeymoon evening with family … Read more

Q&A with Brandon LaBelle

In this regular Q&A series, we interview authors and major figures in the field about their work, interests, and overall thoughts on sound studies. This week, we spoke to Brandon LaBelle, an artist, writer and theorist working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. Brandon develops and presents artistic projects within a range of … Read more