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Alexa Woloshyn

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Position: Visiting Instructor (musicology)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Phone: 419-372-2866
Email: awolosh@bgsu.edu
Address: 2005 Moore Musical Arts Center

Alexa Woloshyn received a PhD in musicology from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in musicology from Western University (London, ON). Her research analyzes contemporary electroacoustic music, in particular works by Canadian composers that feature the recorded human voice. The voice is a powerful signifier: with deep links to human presence, it can indicate psychological, emotional and physical states. The mutability of the recorded voice initiates an aesthetic process that constructs this human presence and expresses the composer’s own preoccupation with the body, namely the aging, social, and erotic (homo- and heterosexual) body. Additional research interests include examining power and gender dynamics in the music of Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, and urban indigeneity, self-determination, and community formation in the musical practices of A Tribe Called Red. Recent articles on Robert Normandeau and Hildegard Westerkamp have appeared in the online journals eContact! and Circuit. She has presented at national and international conferences, including the Sibelius Academy Symposium, the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, IASPM-Canada, IASPM-US, the Canadian University Music Society, and the Art of Record Production.

Here’s a link to Alexa's recent research:  http://utoronto.academia.edu/AlexaWoloshyn