In Press:

Diverse Ecologies

I am delighted to be guest-editing the next issue of Soundscape; The Journal of Acoustic Ecology. The issue, Sounds emergent: Diverse Ecologies, considers how we work with and define notions of ecology and to illustrate the variety of diverse approaches within and around recent sound practice and scholarship. 

Contributors include two celebrated authors in the field of sound studies, Doug Kahn and Jonathan Sterne as well as a special guest essay by cultural theorist and one of today’s leading writers on ecology, Timothy Morton. This addition will also include works by the writers and artists Leah Barclay, Hethre Content, Sarah Lewison and Stephan Moore.  


Moving Sounds

Phylis Johnson and I are Co-editing a new book with McFarland Press titled Moving Sounds: A Cultural History of the Car Radio. We are excited about the variety of perspectives and are hoping to develop a companion radio series as well. 




Recent performances and exhibitions

May - I was invited to Riga for Museum Night on May 16 with my colleague Dr. Andrew Carver by the Noass gallery and museum. We screened The Ground Falls Away, part of our ongoing works with The April Group, set against the backdrop of Old Riga along the banks of the Daugava.  Artist Kurt Fleckenstein (DE), Paul Roth and Ian Douglad Moore (USA/DE) and Hanns Holger Ruta (AT) were also on the program for Noass's 2015 launch.   

Outdoor screening at Noass on the Daugava river in Riga Latvia.  JN 2015


April - Antarctic collaborators Carolyn Philpott and Doug Quin and I curated a concert for the Balance Unbalance confernece and festival held at ASU in Tempe Arizona. Many Thanks to Garth Paine for his hard work to create an amazing series of events. 

Sonic Reckonings is a 60-minute concert of contemporary music about Antarctica. As the only continent that is governed by a treaty between nations, Antarctica is both a space of scientific and creative inquiry, a source of inspiration and forecast for the late Holocene. The program combines live performances by Doug Quin and Jay Needham, as well as a selection of outstanding works for tape by some of the world’s leading “polar” sound artists, including Philip Samartzis, Lawrence English, and Cheryl Leonard. The performance will include a special edition of program notes to be authored by music theorist and musicologist Dr. Carolyn Philpott. She has a particular interest in musical responses to Antarctica and she regularly contributes to the Bachelor of Antarctic Studies program offered through the University of Tasmania’s Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). 

 Rock marker on Deception Island, South Shetland Islands. JN 2009.