Multisensory investigation of sound, body, and voice

Authored by: Eidsheim Nina Sun

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138854253
eBook ISBN: 9781315722191
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Nina Sun Eidsheim is Professor of Musicology and Special Assistant to the Dean of the UCLA Alpert School of Music. As a scholar and singer she investigates the multisensory and performative aspects of the production, perception, and reception of vocal timbre of twentieth- and twenty-first-century music. Current monograph projects include Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice (Duke University Press, 2015) and Measuring Race: The Micropolitics of Listening to Vocal Timbre and Vocality in African-American Popular Music (Duke UP, forthcoming). She is also co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies (Oxford UP, forthcoming) and a special issue on voice and materiality for the journal, Postmodern Culture. In addition, she is the principal investigator for the UC-wide, transdisciplinary research project entitled Keys to Voice Studies: Terminology, Methodology, and Questions Across Disciplines and recipient of the Woodrow Wilson National Career Enhancement Fellowship (2011–12), Cornell University Society of the Humanities Fellowship (2011–12), the UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities (2015–16), and the ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship (2015–16).

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