Authors | Randolph Jordan

Randolph Jordan is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. His work resides at the intersections of sound ecology, media studies, and critical geography. His co-edited collection, Sound, Media, Ecology, was published last year by Palgrave. He is now preparing the sound design for the Impostor Cities exhibition, Canada’s official entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale (2021).

Articles on Amodern by Randolph Jordan

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.