Zeynep Bulut

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Zeynep Bulut received her Ph.D. in Critical Studies/Experimental Practices in Music from the University of California at San Diego in 2011. Prior to her doctoral education, she studied sociology (B.A.), opera, and visual arts (M.A.) in Istanbul, Turkey. Zeynep investigates the physical and phenomenal emergence of the human voice, drawing on avant-garde and experimental music, and sound art. Her broader research interests include historical epistemologies of hearing, anthropology of senses and affect, deaf performance and culture, and voice and speech disorders in the history of science and medicine. She is currently working on her book, entitled Skin-Voice: Contemporary Music Between Speech and Language. In addition, she is writing two articles, one for the forthcoming volume Gestures of Music Theatre: The Performativity of Song and Dance (Oxford: Oxford University Press), and another for the academic journal Musica Humana (Seoul, Korea). Her most recent publication, “Theorizing Voice in Performance: György Ligeti’s Aventures,” appeared in Perspectives of New Music. Alongside her scholarly work, Zeynep has also composed and performed voice and sound pieces for concert, video, and theatre, which have been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Turkey.