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Sunday, March 25 • 9:00am - 11:00am

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Andy Battaglia, the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

John Cline, “The Other Side of the Garage: The Los Angeles Free Music Society and Suburbia”

Charles Kronengold, “Sensing Thinking, Puzzling Interfacing in NYC Experimentalisms, 1979-84”

Ben Neill, “Beyond Downtown—The Impact of Lower Manhattan’s Music Scenes on Contemporary Musical Culture”

Moderator: Kembrew McLeod


Andy Battaglia

Andy Battaglia is a writer in New York, where he contributes to the Wall Street Journal, The Wire, The National, Slate, The Daily Beast, eMusic, Resident Advisor, Bookforum, and several other publications. He also helps organize Unsound Festival New York, a festival of adventurous music made up of concerts and attendant talks, presentations, and so forth. More information can be found at www.andybattaglia.com.   Abstract: | | "Circuits in... Read More →

John Cline

John Cline is completing his Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Texas; his dissertation covers the development of experimental music collectives in the 1970s and 1980s, parallel to but separate from both punk and more traditional avant-garde institutions like the Kitchen in NYC. His work has appeared in The Oxford American and the Grove Dictionary of American Music, among others.   Abstract: | | "The Other Side of the... Read More →

Charles Kronengold

Charles Kronengold has published on popular music, Western art music, film and aesthetics. This paper’s focus on “puzzling interfacing” expands on a theme in his second book, Different Methods, Different Signs: Crediting Thinking in Soul and Dance Music. He teaches musicology at Stanford.   Abstract: | | "Sensing Thinking, Puzzling Interfacing" Early-eighties experimental music in New York City looked and felt as odd... Read More →

Kembrew McLeod

Kembrew McLeod is a writer, filmmaker, and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. He has published several books on music, copyright, and culture, and is finishing a book on media pranks for NYU Press. McLeod’s co-produced documentary Copyright Criminals aired in 2010 on PBS’s Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens.   Abstract: | | "Killer Apps Play the Sounds of the Cities" Take an... Read More →

Ben Neill

Ben Neill is a composer, performer, producer, and inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument. Neill’s music has been recorded on Universal/Verve, Astralwerks, Six Degrees, Thirsty Ear and Ramseur, and his writings have appeared in the book Audio Culture as well as Leonardo Music Journal. Since 2008 he has been Assistant Professor of Music Industry/ Production at Ramapo College.   Abstract: | | "Beyond... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012