Daphne Brooks & P.A. Skantze ‘A Playlist for Sonic Encouragement’

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic speaking engagements


Skantze and Brooks’s Salon for LMYE functions like an end-of-2020 radio show based on what they term ‘sonic encouragement’, wondering how we can speak to each other in order to get each other to the other side of the bridge – in song, in study and in life. Reasoning through a number of sound cues gathered through their personal and public experiences throughout the year, they search for and delight in an idea of ‘ludic solidarity in the catastrophic’.

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Period7 Apr 2021
Held atResonance FM Radio, London, United Kingdom


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