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Points of Listening #17 with Ernst Karel

14th July 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Image of text document listing sounds from 'Tape 1' and 'Tape 2' in the 1960s

Occupational sounds: Michael Rockefeller’s tapes from Netherlands New Guinea, 1961
Date: Tuesday July 14th, 2015

Time: 18:30
Venue: LCC, Elephant & Castle reception (Directions)
Free with limited capacity
To reserve a place email: markpeterwright@gmail.com

“For this session, I will present and discuss selections from a remarkable body of sound recordings, made in 1961 in what was then Netherlands New Guinea as part of the Harvard Peabody Expedition. Organized by filmmaker Robert Gardner and conceived as a fully multimedia investigation of the so-called ‘stone age’ culture of the Dani of the Baliem Valley, the expedition resulted in thousands of photographs, Gardner’s film Dead Birds, Peter Mathiessen’s ecological essay Under the Mountain Wall, and nearly 30 hours of sound recordings, which were recently digitized.”


Points of Listening is a series of events, read more about the project on the CRiSAP website


CRiSAP: Salomé Voegelin & Mark Peter Wright


London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle
London, SE1 6SB United Kingdom
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