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Music, Sound and Conflict is a research blog that examines the political dimension of music and sound in contemporary societies. The blog articles analyse the role of sound and music in dynamics of extreme violence, armed conflicts, and propaganda, but also in processes of resistance and resilience. They pay particular attention to the sound dimension of political and identity rituals deployed in both democracy and authoritarian regimes.

Music, Sound and Conflict est un carnet de recherche qui explore la dimension politique de la musique et du son dans les sociétés contemporaines. Les textes publiés analysent le rôle du son et de la musique dans des dynamiques de violence extrême, des conflits armés et des dispositifs de propagande, mais aussi dans des processus de résistance et de résilience. Ils portent une attention particulière à la dimension sonore des rituels politiques et identitaires déployés aussi bien en démocratie que dans des régimes autoritaires.

Luis Velasco-Pufleau is a musicologist and electroacoustic music composer. After completing his PhD in Music and musicology at Paris-Sorbonne University in 2011, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the EHESS (2012-2013), and University of Salzburg (2013-2016), as well as a Balzan visiting fellow at the Faculty of Music of the University of Oxford (2015-2016). His research focuses on political, historical, and aesthetics issues of twentieth and twenty-first century music, in particular related to music and conflict.