Mapping the Displacement of Go-Go Music
One of the ways that I listen to gentrification’s impact on the vitality of go-go is through mapping. Go-go music is created and sustained through daily practice, and through mapping, I mark the places that go-go has frequented past and present, and also consider where it’s headed.
I also listen to gentrification via soundscape analysis. Here’s a 24 hour timeline of sound in a gentrifying neighborhood, made with Microsoft Storyteller.