Forbidden Music, Forbidden Jukeboxes: Listening Anxieties and the Hyper-amplification of Violence in Rio de Janeiro

is a book chapter for “Border Listening/Escucha Liminal” published by Radical Sounds Latin America in 2020. It presents an interrogation of one of the many articulations of racialized sonic violence in Brazil perpetrated by the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro, using a Jukebox (and the listening practices it affords) as its main narrative thread.

In the Mood

are liner notes for Lucas Odahara and Luiz Monteiro’s “COVER (Something Newly Missing)” discussing the power of musical covers, their relation with the blues and Latin America’s idea of solitude.

Editor’s Introduction to the Journal of Sonic Studies, issue 19

is my contribution as a guest editor for issue 19 of the Journal of Sonic Studies, themed “Sounds of Latin America.” This Editorial is both a framing and a call, weaving with and through Gabo, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Ailton Krenak.

Listening to Sound and/as Violence

is an MA Seminar exploring the effects of sound in the body and diverse definitions and discussions on forms of violence. Based on “Sound and Violence, Sound as Violence” BA course.

Dealing with Disaster: Notes towards a decolonizing, aesthetico-relational sound art

is a chapter for the Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art, edited by Sanne Krogh Groth and Holger Schulze. In it I discuss possibilities for sound art thinking through and together with Édouard Glissant and Gloria Anzaldúa.

On The Apparently Meaningless Texture of Noise

Binaural sound essay, developed for Akademie Solitude/ZKM as part of their Web Residencies program. Awarded with a production grant at the HASH AWARD 2020 conceded by ZKM/Akademie Solitude on February 21st, 2020. All sounds recorded at EMS Stockholm between June and September 2019. Listen to the sound essay: http://meaninglesstexture.schloss-post.com “the dispossessed organized their speech by […]

On the Endless Infrastructural Reach of a Phoneme

is an essay for the Transmediale Journal, in which I discuss “how the trivial and the familiar can be weaponized in order to trigger emotions, evoke dialects, and ultimately decide upon the course of lives.”

Weaponizing Quietness: Sound Bombs and the Racialization of Noise

is a paper discussing the role of design and material practices on the weaponization of quietness through the deployment of sound bombs by the Military Police of São Paulo, Brazil. Published by the Design & Culture Journal in June 2019.

Affective Infrastructures: A Tableau, Altar, Scene, Diorama, or Archipelago

is a conversation with Marija Bozinovska Jones, Lou Cornum, Daphne Dragona, Maya Indira Ganesh, Tung-Hui Hu, Fernanda Monteiro, Nadège, Pedro Oliveira, and Femke Snelting. Published in the online journal of the Transmediale 2019 in the context of the Study Circle “Affective Infrastructures.”

A Series of Gaps Rather Than a Presence

Performance and Radio piece, commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur and CTM. Presented live at HAU2 Berlin on January 30, 2019, as part of CTM Festival. Broadcast on 31st of May 2019. Length: 41:12 “Now it seems to me that they’re all tied together, like a web, they seem like a series of gaps rather than a […]