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Kensington Market and the Voices of the Neighborhood (Part 3)

This kind of sonic perception signals towards Martin Daughtry’s notion of “palimpsestic listening.” Daughtry extends the notion of the textual palimpsest—which are historical “parchments that were reinscribed after the original writing had been erased”—to sonic experiences as a way to, “foreground the multiple acts of erasure, effacement, occupation, displacement, collaboration, and reinscription that are embedded in music…as well as in acoustic experiences more broadly” (9).

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