Ernst Karel is a musician, recordist, and composer. His two newest CD releases, on Gruenrekorder and and/OAR, are constructed with unmanipulated location recordings edited as imageless observational cinema. He performs and records using modular analog electronics and location recordings, including with EKG and the New England Phonographers Union. He also does sound editing, mixing, and sound design for nonfiction film and video. Having received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2003, he currently manages the Sensory Ethnography Lab and the Film Study Center at Harvard University, where as Lecturer on Anthropology, he co-teaches courses in media archaeology and ethnographic audio and video production.
appearance at Tuned City
With reference to the anthropology of sound / 09.07.11