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Ways of Hearing

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Reception to follow
Registration is required
Members $10 and Non-members $15

Ways of Hearing

Damon Krukowski, in coversation with Amory Siverston

How has the shift from analog to digital communication altered our personal experiences? Join Damon Krukowski, author of The New Analog and host of Radiotopia's Ways of Hearing podcast, for a conversation on the history of sound and how we listen in our modern world. Krukowski will draw on his experiences as a musician and share insights on streaming media, the value of the analog realm, and what has been neglected in the digital age.

This event is the final program in the “Art and Craft of Storytelling” series that explores the allure and art of narrative across diverse media platforms, history, and cultures.

Damon Krukowski is a musician and writer (The New Analog and 5,000 Musical Terms). He was also the author and host of a podcast series on Radiotopia called Ways of Hearing, which is in the process of being turned into a book for MIT Press. He has recorded with the rock bands Galaxie 500 and Magic Hour and is editor/publisher of Exact Change, a press specializing in reprints of Surrealist and other Modernist texts. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

Moderator Amory Sivertson is a producer of new programming for WBUR. She is the producer of WBUR’s podcast Endless Thread. She is one of the producers of Modern Love: The Podcast and the former producer of Dear Sugar Radio (now called Dear Sugars), hosted by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond. Previously, Sivertson was the studio director and a producer for WBUR’s daily local news program, Radio Boston. She is also an independent musician, and she’ll release her fourth full-length album this spring. Siverston received a bachelor’s degree from Emerson College and studied music theory and songwriting at Berklee College of Music.

Interested in hearing what musicians have to say about the evolution of recording and their relationship to music? Check out David Byrne’s How Music Works or Haruki Murakami’s conversation collection with former Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Seiji Ozawa in Absolutely on Music.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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