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Prof. Gascia Ouzounian

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Guest Faculty | Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (M.A.)

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Lietzenburger Straße 45, 10789 Berlin

Gascia Ouzounian is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Oxford, where she currently leads the 5-year European Research Council-funded project ‘Sonorous Cities: Towards a Sonic Urbanism.’ Professor Ouzounian's work as an historian, theorist, and practitioner is concerned with sound in relation to space, urbanism, technologies of listening, and experimental music cultures. She is the author of Stereophonica: Sound and Space in Science, Technology, and the Arts (MIT Press 2021) and numerous articles in leading journals of sound studies, music, visual arts, and architecture.


Recent projects include 'Scoring the City,' which explores experimental notations for urban design; 'Acoustic Cities: London & Beirut,' for which ten artists were invited to create sound works responding to the acoustic conditions of London and Beirut; and 'Re-Sonifying Nuremberg,' a collaborative project with Louis Chude-Sokei, Yara Mekawei, Hani Mojtahedy, Mendi+Keith Obadike, and Jan St. Werner that explores architectures of fascism in Germany in relation to sound and listening. Ouzounian recently published 'Our Voices Reached the Sky,' an essay on sonic memories of the Armenian Genocide. This forms part of a wider series of projects that examine sound in the archives of the overlooked and under-heard.