Study week residents will be invited and encouraged to share DJing responsibilities for a session which will seek to evoke blues parties as sites of intimacy through music. The embodiment of music, via dancing, is another key aspect of a person’s sonic autobiography. How often, where and why one danced to a particular song can create a memory soundtrack.
Each day yoga, meditation and walking will take place as a way to balance the interiority of ourselves and the possibility of deep emotional engagement during this sonic exploration.
Reference: Istvandity, Lauren. "The lifetime soundtrack: Music as an archive for autobiographical memory." Popular Music History 9.2 (2014).
The Study Week will take place from 7-10 March 2017
The deadine for applying to participate in this Study Week has now passed. The successful applicants are: Beverley Bennett, Tariq Emam, Deborah Findlater, Elizabeth Graham, Christopher Kirubi, Frances Morgan, Harriet Pittard, Adam Saad and Nathalie Wuerth.