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Saturday, March 24 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Roundtable: Where is the City? Where is the Scene?

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With the internet, some urban spaces devoted to interaction around music are changing and even disappearing. Do internet-mediated musics like chillwave implode the notion of the urban, and, more generally, the local? Participants in this roundtable will discuss the dynamics of recent urban scenes, virtual communities of shared aesthetics, the movement of American artists and media from local scenes to global centers, and the changing notions of “place” in a world of home-based and mobile media.

With: Kyle Barnett, Paula Carino, Wendy Fonarow, Will Hermes, and Mark Richardson

Moderator: Holly Kruse


Kyle Barnett

Kyle Barnett is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Bellarmine University and a research fellow at Bellarmine\'s Institute for Media, Culture, and Ethics. He studies cultural production and genre formation in the recording industry, and his research on popular music includes publications in the Journal of Popular Music Studies and the Convergence Media History anthology. Abstract: | | "Where is the City? Where is the Scene?" City... Read More →

Paula Carino

Paula Carino is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and author. In the 1990s, she led the power-pop band Regular Einstein, and she has been performing solo since the early 2000s. Her album “Open on Sunday” was named best album of 2010 by Lucid Culture. She is the author of the book Yoga to Go (Sterling, 2004) Abstract: | | "Where is the City? Where is the Scene?" City music scenes enjoyed attention from the popular media and... Read More →

Wendy Fonarow

Wendy Fonarow is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Glendale College, specializing in live music, ritual and performance. She has worked in A&R and as an industry consultant in the US and UK, and is author of the series “Ask the Indie Professor” for The Guardian. Her book Empire of Dirt, about British indie music, is published by Wesleyan University Press.   Abstract: | | "Where is the City? Where is the... Read More →

Will Hermes

Will Hermes is a senior critic for Rolling Stone and a contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He has written for The New York Times, Spin, the Village Voice, GQ, Salon, and Entertainment Weekly. His book Love Goes to Buildings on Fire was published in 2011, and he co-edited SPIN: 20 Years of Alternative Music.   "Where is the City? Where is the Scene?" City music scenes enjoyed attention from the popular media and... Read More →

Holly Kruse

Rogers State University
Holly Kruse is a communication professor at Rogers State University and researches communication technology, social formations, and social interaction. She is the author of the book Site and Sound: Understanding Independent Music Scenes as well as many scholarly journal articles and book chapters on popular music, identity, gender, and geography.   Abstract: | | "Where is the City? Where is the Scene?" City music scenes enjoyed... 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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