Building:Richcraft Hall, Room 4319
Department:School of Journalism and Communication
Degrees:BES (Hons), York University; MES, York University; PhD (Communication Studies), Simon Fraser University


Vincent Andrisani is an Instructor in Communication and Media Studies specializing in the area of sound studies. His background as a musician gives life to his work as a sound studies scholar, which includes research and teaching in the areas of soundscape studies, oral history, and popular music studies. Vincent’s doctoral research was based in the city of Havana, Cuba, where a residency at Fundación Fernando Ortiz supported a project on sound, listening, and urban citizenship. Presently, his research consists of an oral history project exploring the themes of migration and settlement, and a music studies project exploring the gendered codes of participation in online musical communities.

Vincent’s research makes use of ethnographic approaches to media production, yielding audio media published in Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology, and Society (2019) and presented live in a variety of conference and performance settings. Media production also represents an important part of Vincent’s teaching and is used to support student experimentation and experiential learning.

During the 2019-20 academic year, Vincent will be teaching Foundations in Communication and Media Studies [COMS 1001], Current Issues in Communication and Media [COMS 1002], and Digital Media Production [4501].

Selected Publications

MacAulay, M & Andrisani, V. (Forthcoming). Pretty Good for a Girl: Performing Gender on Drumming Instagram. In Cambridge Companion to Drum Kit Studies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Andrisani, V. (2019). “¡Se Bota el Tanque!”: Housing, Infrastructure, and the Sounds of Water in Havana’s Domestic Spaces. Tapyua: Latin American Science, Technology and Society2(1), 442–457.

Andrisani, V. (2019). Havana’s Falling Tanks and Flooded Laneways: An Examination of the Acoustic Community. In Sound, Media, Ecology (pp. 131–151). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Andrisani, V. (2018). Learning to Listen: From the Car Stereo to the Soundscape. Retrieved from IASPM Canada website:

Andrisani, V. (2015). The Sweet Sounds of Havana: Space, Listening, and the Making of Sonic Citizenship. Retrieved from Sounding Out! Blog website:

Andrisani, V. (2012). El Paisaje Sonoro de la Habana. Catauro: Revista Cubana de Antropología, 14(26), 107–118.

Andrisani, V. (2011). Revisiting the Vancouver Tape Collection: Motives, Intentions, and Practice. Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, 11(1), 28–32.

Droumeva, M., & Andrisani, V. (2011). Toward a Cultural Phenomenology of Mediated Aural Practices. Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture, 1(1). Retrieved from

Selected Presentations (available online)

Andrisani, V. (2018). The Sweetest Sound in the City. Presented at the TEDxSFU | Shift Conference, Vancouver, BC. Retrieved from

Andrisani, V. (2017). The Sounds of the City. Presented at Pecha Kucha New Westminster, Vol. 16, New Westminster, BC. Retrieved from

Andrisani, V. (2017). The World in a Voice: an Oral History of a Southern Italian Migrant. Presented at the Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities Conference, New York, NY. Retrieved from