Elise Cavicchi

Second Year Graduate Student in Ethnomusicology
Room 103, Lerner Music Building
215-898-7544

My research crosscuts the fields of sound studies, acoustic ecology, geography, and anthropology. In my work, I consider cultural practices as enmeshed with nonhuman sounds and ways of being. I am interested in sound as an affective entry into place, including tensions between memorialization and current ecology in a time of crisis. Specifically, I explore zampogna performance and transhumant soundscape representation in Italian Apennine agritourist contexts. My other interests include romanticization and avian reinhabitation of Hebridean ruin sites and the Sacred Harp singing tradition.