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Friday, March 23 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Sonic Contestation

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Patrick Deer, “‘The Cassette Played Poptones’: Punk’s Pop Embrace
of the City in Ruins”

Jessica Schwartz, “Conform or Die: Composing the City as National Security Threat, 1945-1962”

John Melillo, “Revenant Frequencies: Destructive Sound in “The Waste Land” to NYC Ghosts and Flowers

J. Martin Daughtry, “Evocative Objects and Provocative Actions on the Acoustic Territory of War”

Moderator: John Melillo


J. Martin Daughtry

J. Martin Daughtry is an ethnomusicologist in the NYU music department. Co-editor of Music in the Post-9/11 World (Routledge 2007) and author of articles on Russian musical nationalism, intermedial adaptation, and underground dissemination of music in the USSR, he is currently finishing a monograph on the sonic dimension of the Iraq war.   Abstract: | | "Evocative Objects and Provocative Actions on the Acoustic Territory of War" A new... Read More →

Patrick Deer

Patrick Deer teaches twentieth century literature and culture in the English department at NYU. He is the author of Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire and Modern British Literature (Oxford, 2009) and a member of the Social Text editorial collective.   Abstract: | | "'The Cassette Played Poptones': Punk's Pop Embrace of the City in Ruins" The embrace of the city in ruins was a familiar rallying cry of punk music. From raucous calls for... Read More →

John Melillo

John Melillo is a Visiting Assistant Professor and ACLS New Faculty Fellow at the University of Arizona. He completed his dissertation, Outside In: Noisescapes from Dada to Punk, in September of 2010 at New York University.   Abstract: | | "Revenant Frequencies: Destructive Sound from "The Waste Land" to NYC Ghosts and Flowers" T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” and Sonic Youth’s New York City Ghosts and Flowers... Read More →

Jessica Schwartz

Jessica A. Schwartz is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at NYU. She is currently completing her dissertation that focuses on the sounds that emerged from the US nuclear testing program in the Marshall Islands.   Abstract: | | "Conform or Die: Composing the City as National Security Threat, 1945-1962" The “Nuke York, New York Exhibition” that took place at Cornell University in September 2011 stated... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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