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Paul Théberge

Phone:613-520-2600 x 2546
Office:201G St. Patrick's Building

Paul Théberge is a Canada Research Professor in Music and Interdisciplinary Studies and is cross appointed to the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture and to the School for Studies in Art and Culture (Music). He teaches courses on the technologies of culture (in the Ph.D. program in Cultural Mediations), on sound in film and television (Film Studies program), and on sound studies (Music program).

Prof. Théberge’s research interests include issues relating to music, technology and culture, music and the Internet, and the uses of sound in visual media. His publications have appeared in numerous anthologies and in journals such as Cultural Studies, Social Studies of Science, and the Canadian Journal of Communication; he has also produced, for Sony Classical International, a 2-disc set of experimental recordings by Glenn Gould.

Selected Publications:

Living Stereo cover imageLiving Stereo: Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound. Paul Théberge, Kyle Devine & Tom Everrett, eds. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Gould Cover imageGlenn Gould: The Acoustic Orchestrations – Works by Scriabin and Sibelius. (2-CD set). Produced, edited and mixed by Paul Théberge. Sony Classical International, 2012.

Any Sound - cover imageAny Sound You Can Imagine: Making Music / Consuming Technology. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1997.

Book awards: International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US branch, 1998); Society for Ethnomusicology (2000).

Selected Book Chapters, Journal Articles and Recordings:

“Click / Beat / Body: Thoughts on the Materiality of Time and Tempo,” in Bull, M. & Black, L. (eds.), The Auditory Culture Reader (2nd, revised edition), London: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming.

“Jomo,” music composition for trombone, percussion and electronics, recorded by Dale Sorenson and Steven Wassmandorf on Harambee: Canadian Music for Trombone, Pine Grove Music, forthcoming.

Routledge Sociology of Music cover image“Digitalization.” in Shepherd, J. & Devine K. (eds), The Routledge Reader on The Sociology of Music. London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 329–338.

Art of Record Production cover image“The End of the World as We Know It: The Changing Role of the Studio in the Age of the Internet.” in Frith, S. & Zagorski-Thomas, S. (eds.), The Art of Record Production – An Introductory Reader for a New Academic Field. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2012, pp. 77–90.

Lowering the Boom cover image“Almost Silent: The Interplay of Sound and Silence in Contemporary Cinema and Television.” in Beck, J. & Grajeda, A. (eds.), Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2008, pp 51–67.

CJC cover image“Everyday Fandom: Fan Clubs, Blogging, and the Quotidian Rhythms of the Internet.” Canadian Journal of Communication, Special Issue: Life on Line, 30 (4), 2005, pp. 1–18.

“Sound Maps: Music and Sound in Cybercartography,” in Taylor, D.R. Fraser (ed.), Cybercartography: Theory and Practice. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005, pp. 389–411.

“The Network Studio: Historical and Technological Paths to a New Ideal in Music Making.” Social Studies of Science Special Double Issue: ‘Technology and Music,’ 34 (5) October, 2004, pp. 759–781.

“These Are My Nightmares: Music and Sound in the Films of David Cronenberg,” in Hayward, Philip (ed.), Off The Planet: Music, Sound and Science Fiction Cinema. London: John Libbey, 2004, pp. 129–148.

“Technology, Creative Practice and Copyright,” in Frith, Simon & Marshall, Lee (eds.), Music and Copyright (2nd Ed.), Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2004, pp. 139–156.

“‘Ethnic Sounds’: The Economy and Discourse of World Music Sampling,” in Lysloff, René & Gay, Leslie (eds.), Music and Technoculture. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 2003, pp. 93–108.

“‘Plugged In’: Technology and Popular Music,” in Frith, Simon, Straw, Will, and Street, John (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 3–25.