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.

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 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.”

“Das hätte nicht passieren dürfen” – Re-narrating Border Vocalities and Machine Listening Calibration

is an Audio Paper dealing with the sonic matter of accent recognition systems, focusing on the emerging listening practice of the rehearsal. Published in Spheres – Journal for Digital Cultures, issue #5.

Against Consonance: The Power of Sound Patterns in Recent Brazilian Uprisings

is an analysis of the soundscapes of protest from June 2013 to the occupation of schools in São Paulo in 2015–16. Published in PROTEST. The Aesthetics of Resistance (2018). Zürich, Lars Müller Publishers.

Other Academic Writing

compilation of design-related publications, mostly written during the completion of my PhD between 2013–2017.