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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Ben Neill

Associate Professor, Ramapo College
Composer/performer Ben Neill is the inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, and is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. Neill has recorded ten CDs of his music on the Universal/Verve, Thirsty Ear... Read More →

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