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 sonic and musical practices in dynamics of violence and processes of resistance. Through the examination of the relationship between listening, sound and political rituals, Music, Sound and Conflict explores the ways in which human societies see themselves, build their collective memory and envisage their futures.
Editor: Luis Velasco-Pufleau

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 des pratiques sonores et musicales dans des dynamiques de violence et des processus de résistance. À partir de l’étude des liens entre écoute, son et rituels politiques, Music, Sound and Conflict interroge les façons dont les sociétés humaines se pensent, construisent leur mémoire collective et se projettent dans le futur.

Luis Velasco-Pufleau
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1330-974X
Email: luis.velasco-pufleau@unibe.ch
I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Institute of Musicology and Walter Benjamin Kolleg at the University of Bern, and at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. My research project ONTOMUSIC focuses on the relationship between music, ethics and politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I am also interested in examining the political dimension of aural memories and wartime sonic environments. As a researcher, composer and musician, I explore innovative forms of writing at the crossroads of artistic creation and research in the humanities and social sciences. I am an affiliate professor at the Université de Montréal and have taught in the music departments at McGill University, Bordeaux Montaigne University and University of Salzburg. After completing my PhD in Music and musicology at Sorbonne University in 2011, I have conducted postdoctoral research at the EHESS (Paris), University of Salzburg and University of Bern. In addition, I have been visiting fellow at the University of Oxford and Ircam (Paris). I am an elected member of the Swiss Young Academy (SYA) and a member of the UNESCO Roster for Culture in Emergencies (UNESCO Rapid Response Mechanism for Culture in Emergencies).

Full list of publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1330-974X

Research fields and interests:
– Music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
– Music and politics in democracy and authoritarian regimes
– Sound, music and memory in conflict and post-conflict situations
– Philosophy of music and sound
– Qualitative methods in music research
– Sound archives

Editorial activities:
– Co-editor of the journal Transposition
– Editorial board member of the journal Filigrane
– Editor of the open access academic blog Music, Sound and Conflict

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