Authors | Sadie Couture

Sadie Couture is a digital media artist, producer, and scholar. She is a PhD student in Communication Studies at McGill University, pursuing work at the intersection of radio studies, media history, and sound studies. Sadie holds an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University and a BA in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia.

Articles on Amodern by Sadie Couture

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.