The DePaul Humanities Center
“LEND ME YOUR EARS: THE SOUND OF THE HUMANITIES” SERIES
THE SOUND and THE SAMPLE
What does it mean to take a sound and remove it from its original context, place it into a new moment, and generate novel meaning from that? Capturing a percussive beat, a bit of an old LP, the vibration of a stringed instrument, a stolen moment of a bird in a meadow—all of these instances of sampling something and then doing something unique with that sample raise issues about what a sound is and what it means for a sound to be taken up and used anew—for art, for science, and for everything that is both or neither.
Join an interdisciplinary panel of scholars and artists for a night of innovative performance and analysis that sounds the depths of the ethics, ontology, and aesthetics of what it means to hear and what it means to sample a world that sounds.
- The Speers, “Mrs. Dalloway Excerpt”
- Liam Heneghan, “Echoes from the Little Stream of Death”
- Beverly Fre$h and The Wild American Dogs, with Greg Scott
“Inside of the Night—The Crooner, The Bingo Caller, and You.”
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
2324 N. Fremont St., Chicago
(1/2 block east of the Fullerton L stop)
This event is free and open to the public.