Sounds of Bats and the Bat City with Dr. Julianne Graper
From Amanda Lueck
Dr. Julianne Graper speaks about her multispecies research and how she came to study the bats with musical scene of Austin, Texas. We discuss how she recorded bats for her field research, and how bat sounds and images are used in sound studies and tourism, as well as the impact of this research and bat festivals on bat colonies. Dr. Graper shares her belief that what we observe in the field should shape the theory we use to understand and discuss it, and shares some of her own stories from field research. The Colloquium/DERT lecture with Dr. Graper that precedes this conversation can be found on the IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Youtube.