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Saturday, March 24 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Preserving Soundscapes

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Matthew Hayes, “Preserving America’s Endangered Soundscapes: An Emerging Field in Historic Preservation”

Barrett Martin, “Preserving Musical Memory: Physical Space and dSocio-Economic-Cultural Identity”

Devon Powers, “Writing Music (Into) History”

Moderator: Laura Lavernia


Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a master’s degree in historic preservation. He has presented aspects of his research at a variety of conferences dedicated to architecture, preservation and art history; these include the recent annual conferences of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Association for Preservation Technology International, and the Society of Industrial... Read More →

Laura Lavernia

Laura Lavernia, MAAA, MAHP holds master’s degrees in Arts Administration and Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Laura has utilized her interdisciplinary background in art history and anthropology to pursue research in Caribbean and Afro-Cuban soundscapes, focusing primarily on the varied sonic heritage of exiled Cuban... Read More →

Barrett Martin

Barrett Martin, MA is an American drummer (Skin Yard, Screaming Trees, and Mad Season), composer and producer. After earning his master's degree in anthropology, linguistics, and ethnomusicology from the University Of New Mexico, he was appointed adjunct professor in the Liberal Arts Department at Antioch University, Seattle, Washington.   Abstract: | | "Preserving Musical Memory: Physical Space and Socio-Economic-Cultural... Read More →

Devon Powers

Devon Powers, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Culture and Communication, Drexel University. Her research interests include popular music, promotional culture, and music journalism. She is currently completing a book about the rock criticism of the Village Voice, to be published in 2013 by University of Massachusetts Press.   Abstract: | | "Writing Music (Into) History" Journalism is often referred to as the first draft of history... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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