I try to remake worlds by “displaying” them aurally. Part of it is about the nostalgia boom in pop culture, part of it is just my curiosity about sonic memories. My remade worlds can sometimes be described as music. I’ll add something to it in the future but I don’t know what.
I spend a lot of my research time reading and writing but I eventually realized there were so many things I just couldn’t convey on paper. Sublime worlds and feelings can be communicated with words effectively, especially for a skilled writer. But when I started constructing worlds, I realized how much richer and immersive it felt to listen to sounds rather than read about them. Research felt enjoyable for the first time when I began working with the experimental medium.
I don’t think everyone gets it. I have to learn how to talk about my arts-based ethnographic work in a way that convinces people that it’s important to my communities rather than self-indulgent or just academic stuff that doesn’t concern them. I care what they think.