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Saturday, March 24 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Beauty, Noise, and the Canon

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Barry Shank, “All Your Rock Critic Friends Think Brian Wilson
Must Have Died”

Kevin Fellezs, “Another Song: Contemplating Karen Carpenter’s
Suburban Soul Music and An Aesthetics of Mainstream Pop”

Kevin Gaines, “Beyond Soul: The Case of Stevie Wonder, Jazz-Pop, and Music that will Last Forever”

Jessica Wood, “Noise and the Canon: The Meaning of Classical Music
in Late-1960s Rock”

Moderator: Andrew Bienen


Andrew Bienen

Columbia University Andrew Bienen is the co-writer of the Academy Award winning movie, Boys Don’t Cry. He is an Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division and has also taught at La Femis (Paris), New York University, and the New School... Read More →

Kevin Fellezs

Kevin Fellezs is assistant professor of Music with an appointment in the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. He earned his PhD in History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz in 2004. He is the author of Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk and the... Read More →

Kevin Gaines

Kevin Gaines is the Robert Hayden Collegiate Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, at the University of Michigan. He is author of Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture During the Twentieth Century... Read More →

Barry Shank

Barry Shank teaches in the department of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. He is author of Dissonant Identities: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Scene in Austin, Texas and A Token of My Affection: Greeting Cards and American Business Culture. Currently serving as President of the... Read More →

Jessica Wood

Jessica Wood received a PhD in Musicology from Duke University, defending a dissertation on the post-World War II significance of the harpsichord, which is now being revised for book publication. She teaches classes on popular music at Duke, where she also works as a reference archivist... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 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

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