Joseph Sannicandro is a writer, sound organizer, and traveler currently living in Minneapolis. He earned an MA from the department of Art History & Communication Studies at McGill University, a BA from SUNY Purchase in History and Philosophy, and has also studied Writing, Political Theory and International Relations at The New School and SFSU. He currently writes regularly for A Closer Listen. He has previously contributed to The Silent Ballet, a web zine he co-founded in 2006, and SSG Music, as well as assorted other publications. He also co-runs the Lost Children Net Label. His dissertation, currently in progress, explores the inextricability of aesthetics and politics in Italian (un)popular culture post 1968.