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Research in the soundscapes of running

Marathon Music

November 3, 2018

Thinking of the welcoming spirit of the NYC Marathon in relation to rising nationalist sentiments here and elsewhere ahead of the midterm elections on Nov. 6.

June 3, 2018

This morning I raced the new Italy Run in Central Park, NYC. There wasn't any live music along the course (typical for shorter races), but at the finish line the local band Panorama Music was featured in the Naumburg Bandshell on The Mall. In this video clip from the e...

May 28, 2018

Sounds of the forest from a humid run in NJ

May 7, 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of introducing this project to members and guests of the venerable Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland in London. I was pleased to find a wonderfully engaged and critical audience  for my talk; it's great to get fee...

April 24, 2018

On her Instagram feed Des (Desirée) Linden, winner of the 2018 Boston Marathon just over a week ago, posted a photo of her being honoured at The Boston Garden during a Celtics-Bucks playoff game last Tuesday. The caption to the photo included, simply, a quotation from...

April 24, 2018

Marathon Music is the name I use for a research project that explores the soundscapes of running. The title is intended as a convenient metaphor for a study that in fact extends beyond music at marathons to address broad questions related to hearing, listening, movemen...

April 17, 2018

Desiree Linden's performance in the Boston Marathon yesterday was inspiring. Through driving rain and cold wind, she was steadfast and finished with a commanding lead, the first American woman to win Boston in 33 years. She has been celebrating on social media. Today,...

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