Elise Cavicchi

Third Year Joint Graduate Student in Ethnomusicology and Anthropology
Room 103, Lerner Music Building

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.