Authors | Landon Morrison

Landon Morrison received his PhD in Music Theory from McGill University in 2020 and is now a College Fellow at Harvard University. His research focuses on the role of technological mediation in 20th- and 21st-century sonic practices, with a particular interest in electroacoustic techniques, timbre, microtonality, and experimental music.

Articles on Amodern by Landon Morrison

SENSATE SOVEREIGNTY

A Dialogue on Dylan Robinson’s Hungry Listening

Dylan Robinson's Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies emerges from encounters between Indigenous sound performance and Western art music. The book takes aim at the pernicious tendency for the latter to insist upon aesthetic assimilation as the end-goal of these encounters, which far too often means derogating the former’s ontologies and protocols of song. In this dialogue-review, members from the The Culture and Technology Discussion and Working Group (The CATDAWG) situate the book within sound studies and critiques of settler colonial listening, reflecting on the major conceptual contributions of the book such as sensate sovereignty, hungry listening, and critical listening positionality.