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Saturday, March 24 • 9:00am - 11:00am

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S. Alexander Reed, “Industrial Music, Urban Squatting, and the Berlin Wall”

Jason King, “Berlin Outernational: The Weird/Wonderful Travels of George Kranz’s 1983 ‘Din Daa Daa’”

Alexander Weheliye, “White Brothers with No Soul? Technospaces in 1990’s Berlin”

Luis-Manuel Garcia, “BerMuDa in Berlin: Techno-Tourism, Music Scenes, and the Scale of Nightlife during the Berlin Music Days Weekend”

Moderator: David Grubbs


Luis-Manuel Garcia

Luis-Manuel Garcia is a postdoctoral fellow in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität. His postdoctoral research project is entitled, “The Techno Jetset: Mobility, Tourism, and Class in Berlin’s Electronic Dance Music Scenes.” He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2011 with a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology.   Abstract: | | "BerMuDa in Berlin: Techno-Tourism, Music... Read More →

David Grubbs

David Grubbs, associate professor in the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY, has released eleven solo albums and is currently completing the book Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, and Sound Recording for Duke University Press. Grubbs is a grant recipient in Music/Sound from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and is featured in Augusto Contento’s forthcoming documentary film Parallax Sounds.

Jason King

(EMP Pop Conference Producer for Clive Davis Institute). Jason King is the Artistic Director of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, an innovative leadership institute for aspiring young music entrepreneurs at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU - and its founding faculty member. He has been a pop music critic for magazines like Vibe and Blender as well as a producer and manager. He is the author of The Michael Jackson Treasures and Blue... Read More →

S. Alexander Reed

S. Alexander Reed is assistant professor of music at the University of Florida. His book Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music (Oxford University Press) is forthcoming. He has recorded and toured extensively with his industrial band, ThouShaltNot. Reed is chair of the American Musicological Society\'s Popular Music Study Group.   Abstract: | | "Industrial Music, Urban Squatting, and the Berlin Wall" Early German industrial... Read More →

Alexander G. Weheliye

Alexander G. Weheliye is associate professor of African American Studies and English at Northwestern University where he teaches black literature and culture, critical theory, social technologies, and popular culture. He is the author of Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (Duke University Press, 2005).   Abstract: | | "White Brothers With No Soul? Technospaces in 1990's Berlin" While the reception of Detroit techno in... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 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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