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Quebec's #Casseroles: On Participation, Percussion and Protest

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"Rhythmic participation in the casseroles is a kind of political involvement, and participation of various kinds plays a role in most of the positive political visions associated with music," writes Professor Jonathan Sterne in a new post on the sound studies blog, Sounding Out!, published today.

Professor Sterne  provides a sound-oriented analysis of the Quebec student and anti-Bill 78 protests in his latest article, linking the beats of Quebec's manifs casseroles to the social process of "musicking". The full article can be read here.

Jonathan Sterne is an associate professor in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies and the History and Philosophy Science program at McGill University. His research interests include the role of sound and sound technologies in Western cultures.