Listening in the Library

At the end of my residency, I listened – and recorded a conversation about listening – in the library. After limited access to library spaces during this pandemic year, I was thankful to be able to visit Concordia’s Vanier Library. There will be more unofficial explorations of listening in the library, but this one marks … Continue reading “Listening in the Library”

Listening to a Library Card

As I reflect upon this residency and what it has meant to be the Researcher-in-Resident at Concordia’s Library, I want to share with you my very first library card. It was issued by the New Westminster Public Library. The expiry date of February 1985 means that I would have received it in February 1984 – … Continue reading “Listening to a Library Card”

Audio Objects

A highlight of the summer so far has been the presentation of this talk to Concordia Library’s faculty and staff: Listening to the Library Coffee Break with Katherine McLeod  Wednesday July 7 2021, 2-3 pm, online Concordia Library’s 2020-2021 Researcher-in-Residence Dr. Katherine McLeod has been working on a project called “Listening to the Library.” As … Continue reading “Audio Objects”

Elevators and Sonic Objects: A Podcast and Conversation

For this episode of Concordia’s 4th SPACE podcast, I was invited to bring in a selection of objects and sound recordings into 4th SPACE, hoping to make audible the sounds held within the Concordia Library collections and, simultaneously to engage in conversation with John Latour about ‘reading’ or, rather, hearing the library as somatic. Listen … Continue reading “Elevators and Sonic Objects: A Podcast and Conversation”

Audio Production as Archival Labour

What can you make with the audio in a library’s collection? This post explores this question through one audio collection within Concordia’s Library, and the audio work linked in this post functions as a demonstration of how sound-based research can be one way of re-situating archival collections in sonic proximity to each other. Listening to … Continue reading “Audio Production as Archival Labour”

Listening to the library – from a distance

What does it mean to listen to the library – now?  In March 2020 when I sent in my application to the researcher-in-residence position at Concordia’s Library, I imagined listening to the library from inside the library: How does the library welcome you with sound while walking up the stairs? What does it sound like … Continue reading “Listening to the library – from a distance”