Ernst Karel

Ernst Karel’s recent audio publications are nonfiction works composed using location recordings; in performance he often combines location recordings with analog electronics to create multichannel pieces which move between nonfiction and abstraction.  With a background as a musician, improviser, audio engineer, and anthropologist of sound, he has done postproduction sound for many productions of Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, including Sweetgrass, Foreign Parts, People’s Park, Manakamana, and Leviathan.  He currently manages the Sensory Ethnography Lab and the Film Study Center at Harvard, where as Lecturer on Anthropology, he teaches a course on Sonic Ethnography.