G31 – To hear
The sound of objects plays a significant role in our lives. For this issue, we welcome stories including:
- Musical instruments
- Music to accompany objects
- The swish of textiles, the tinkle of jewellery, the clack of wood, etc.
This issue will be published 1 June 2023. You can find guidelines for submitting a story here. The deadline for stories is 1 May 2023. Please let us know in advance of your idea here. If you’d like to be a pathfinder and share the development of this issue, please send an email
Stories from other issues about music:
Waking up in Tuva - Michael Cline's quest for Tuvan throat-singing led him to a culture that is finely tuned to its mountain landscape. Shake it up! - In the sixth and final instalment of #africamade_n_played, Gary Warner reveals the ubiquitous source of rhythm that animates African music and bodies. Balafon: wood-tongue-talk - In the fourth instalment of #africamade_n_played, Gary Warner writes about an enchanting West African instrument that gives voice to trees. The social lamellophone - Gary Warner guides us through the journey of a lamellaphone, from its history in Africa to its urban reconstruction in Sydney as a social object. This article betrays a unique interplay between art, craft, music and community.