Palestine’s Underground Music Experimentalists are Resisting Erasure

Source: I Care If You Listen.

With the collapse of the so-called Arab Spring, mapping the politics of sound has become a central focus in the region and beyond. The violent resonance of what we hear — and don’t — is heavy with historical meaning, often revealing hidden truths. The influential research organization Forensic Architecture, based at Goldsmiths, University of London, uses audio research, interviews, and immersive technologies to investigate human rights violations in Palestine and the region that otherwise go unchecked to “access and explore memories of trauma” — working in collaboration with legal bodies to review the evidence they gather.