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Research Project

Audio Cultures of India: New Approaches to the Performance Archive

2013 – 2014

Project Summary

Deploying data-mining and pattern-analysis techniques common to the physical and biological sciences, an interdisciplinary group of investigators from across the University worked to produce a sonic history of modern India.

Research Team

Philip V. Bohlman

Philip V. Bohlman

Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History, Music and the Humanities in the College; Associate Faculty, Divinity School

University of Chicago

Phil Bohlman’s teaching and research draw upon diverse methods and perspectives in music scholarship to forge an ethnomusicology built upon foundations in ethnography, history, and performance. He is particularly interested in exploring the interstices between music and religion, music, race,...

Kaley Mason

Kaley Mason

Associate Professor of Music, Area Coordinator for World Music

Lewis & Clark College

Kaley Mason’s research examines the interplay of creative choices and material constraints in contemporary musical experience. Although his primary area of specialization is South Asia, his work is broadly concerned with how music serves as a vehicle for cultural dignity, and how performers in...

James Nye

James Nye

Director of the Digital South Asia Library

University of Chicago

James Nye, Director of the Digital South Asia Library and an associate of the Humanities Division, is the retired Bibliographer for Southern Asia. Trained as a classical Indologist with an emphasis on medieval Sanskrit literature, his most recent...

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