LAS 212 Latin American Soundscapes: Field Trip to New York City

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

On April 25th I took my students to New York City to experience its soundscapes (music, voice, silence, and "noise"). We were interested in issues of locality and belonging, as sounds often point to or uncover places that are not there. We also considered the many ways sounds mediate political, technological, and cultural configurations in the modern city. This short audio collage highlights some of the sounds we encountered during the field trip. As you listen to the track, you can read how the students reacted to these soundscapes.

Visiting Assistant Professor Leonardo Cardoso