Nina Kraus on NPR
Nina Kraus was featured on National Public Radio in a July 22, 2016 segment weaving together two areas of her lab’s work: a new literacy test for children that can be taken before they have the ability to read and the discovery that learning how to play a musical instrument can improve the brain’s ability to process sound and language. Kraus was previously featured on NPR last July. She is the director of the Auditory Neuroscience Lab.
“Foley Sound Effects Workshop” and Podcast Episode
Foley artist Sandra Fox, engineer Jack Heeren, and assistant Andrea Cyr of the world-renowned Footsteps Post-Production Sound gave a presentation, Q&A, and hands-on workshop as the first event in the brand-new recording studio space at John J. Louis Hall on April 15, 2016. The audience was treated to clips of past work, demonstrations on creating visceral sound effects, and the recording of participant-created Foley for a fight scene from the series Vikings. The event was sponsored by the MA in Sound Arts and Industries and co-sponsored by the Radio-TV-Film Department and School of Communication. Hear clips from the workshop as well as an interview with Fox in our May 11, 2016 podcast episode.
“Listening In: Sonic Interventions in the Middle East and North Africa”
The Department of Performance Studies presented “Listening In: Sonic Interventions in the Middle East and North Africa,” an interdisciplinary conference tackling the intersections of culture, politics, and society from the unique perspective of performance and sound studies. The conference was co-sponsored by the MA in Sound Arts and Industries and was held May 12-13, 2016 at TGS Commons, 2122 N Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL.
Pakistan pop artists Ali Aftab Saeed and Saad Sultan performed a free concert at Northwestern’s Lutkin Memorial Hall on April 19, 2016. The event was sponsored by the Buffett Institute’s Global Humanities Initiative and co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.