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  • The Bhajan

    Alex Duncker on Acoustemologies
    Sorry it’s so quiet, I couldn’t figure out how to make it any louder.  
    Posted April 18, 2013.
  • A Hierarchy of Hindu Identity

    A Hierarchy of Hindu Identity
    Alex Duncker on Acoustemologies
    In the extremely diverse religio-culture of Hinduism, the type of verbal worship one practices with largely defines that person’s identity in that society. In this way, the sounds of Hinduism serve as a case study […]
    Posted March 22, 2013.
  • Belonging Through Sound In Hinduism

    Alex Duncker on Acoustemologies
    The sounds that define the religio-culture of Hinduism can be divided into two distinct categories: mantras or chanting and prayers songs known as bhajan. Both are vocal expressions employed to achieve similar […]
    Posted March 21, 2013.
  • Beloning Through Sound in Hinduism

    Alex Duncker on Acoustemologies
    The sounds that define the religio-culture of Hinduism can be divided into two distinct categories: mantras or chanting and prayers songs known as bhajan. Both are vocal expressions employed to achieve similar […]
    Posted March 21, 2013.
  • An Academic Audiography

    Alex Duncker on Acoustemologies
    I sat down last Sunday to brainstorm ideas for this assignment and found myself distracted by the chatter in the hallway, the endless opening and closing of doors, a bass thumping somewhere beneath me and the […]
    Posted February 11, 2013.
  • Soundtrack of Knowledge

    Alex Duncker on Acoustemologies
    A Synopsis of Chapters VI and VII of The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass   The scene opens in a townhouse in Baltimore. The ambient noises of daily life outside are occasionally heard softly. Mrs. Auld […]
    Posted January 25, 2013.