Dear list members,
We are pleased to announce the publication of the special issue of Transposition “Sound, Music and Violence”

Transposition is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, supported and co-published by the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and the Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris. It promotes open research, publishing original articles, commentaries and reviews in open access under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 4.0). A member of OpenEdition Journals, Transposition is indexed in the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ,

Luis Velasco-Pufleau
Introduction. Son, musique et violence / Introduction. Sound, Music and Violence

Victor A. Stoichita
Affordance to Kill: Sound Agency and Auditory Experiences of a Norwegian Terrorist and American Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan
Sarah Kay
Songs of War: The Voice of Bertran de Born

Nikita Hock
Making Home, Making Sense: Aural Experiences of Warsaw and East Galician Jews in Subterranean Shelters during the Holocaust

Interview and Commentaries
Luis Velasco-Pufleau
De la musique à la lutte armée, de 1968 à Action directe : entretien avec Jean-Marc Rouillan / From Music to Armed Struggle, from 1968 to Action Directe: An Interview with Jean-Marc Rouillan

Matthew Worley
Guitars Give Way to Guns: A Commentary on an Interview with Jean-Marc Rouillan

Timothy Scott Brown
Going Underground: The Politics of Free Music around 1968

Jeremy Varon
Reflections on a Revolutionary and Music

Morag Josephine Grant
On Music and War

Cornelia Nuxoll
Culprit or Accomplice: Observations on the Role and Perception of Music in Violent Contexts in the Sierra Leone War

Annegret Fauser
Sound, Music, War and Violence: Listening from the Archive

Michael Guida
Nature’s Sonic Order on the Western Front

John Morgan O’Connell
Sound Bites: Music as Violence

Anna Papaeti
On Music, Torture and Detention: Reflections on Issues of Research and Discipline

Hettie Malcomson
On Sensationalism, Violence and Academic Knowledge

J. Martin Daughtry
Did Music Cause the End of the World?

Best wishes,
Igor Contreras Zubillaga
On behalf of the editorial board of Transposition

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