The beginning of the second volume of Resonance expands on our mission to deliver compelling and original scholarship, writings that have unique historical, critical, artistic, and cultural perspectives on sound from a diversity of intellectual voices. In this issue are invited essays and original research that attend to how filmmakers create refined layers of meaning through the unique use of narration and through music’s ability to convey characterization. The issue also researches the detailed relationship between sound and gentrification in Berlin, as well as nuanced artistic processes pertaining to listening in to forests with a democratic ear. By contrast, the composing of ambient sound into an industrial sound design for David Lynch’s film Eraserhead is considered as a sonic lament to the decline of the steel industry in the United States. Also, a close examination of shared intimacy in...

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