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bass: a myth-science of the sonic body


Saturday November 6th
Arts Court Theater
2 Daly Ave

Theorist and DJ Paul Jasen plumbs the depths of the audio spectrum in this wide-ranging investigation of low-frequency sound, sensation, and sonic culture. This discussion will focus on sonic cultural practices – musical and otherwise – which exploit the body's capacity to interact with low-frequency force.

Paul Jasen is a PhD candidate at Carleton University's Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture. His doctoral research deals with low-frequency sound and the cultural dimensions of sonic-sensory experience. As a DJ and critic, Paul was instrumental in the early North American grime and dubstep scenes. He maintains the Riddim.ca resource, writes for Deeptime blog and Woofah Magazine, and performs now and then under the aliases Autonomic and Mr. Bump.