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Saturday, March 24 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
SOTC: First Edition

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Dave Laing, “Charlie Gillett: Sound Citizen of London”

Robert Christgau, “The Original Sound of the City: How Charlie Gillett Named This Conference”

Charlie McGovern, “’Up in the Streets of Harlem’: Black Vocal Groups and Postwar Urban Life”

Moderator: Karl Hagstrom Miller


Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau's msn.com record blog is called Expert Witness. His Rock & Roll & column appears at The Barnes & Noble Review. He is a critic at NPR's All Things Considered. He teaches in NYU's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. He has published five books based on his journalism. He keynoted the first EMP and has spoken at every subsequent edition.   Abstract: | | "The Original Sound of the City: How Charlie Gillett... Read More →

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool and a journalist, editor and lecturer. His books include The Sound of Our Time (1970), One Chord Wonders (1985), and The Da Capo Companion to 20th Century Popular Music (1990,with Phil Hardy) and Buddy Holly (2010).   Abstract: | | "Charlie Gillett – Sound Citizen of London" The author of The Sound of the City was based in London... Read More →

Charlie McGovern

Charlie McGovern teaches American studies and History at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He wrote Sold American Consumption and Citizenship in American Life, 1890-1945, and he co-founded the Duke University Press series Refiguring American Music. He’s working on a book on pop music, race and citizenship, along with a shorter project on Nat Cole.   Abstract: | | "'Up in the Streets of Harlem': Black Vocal Groups and Postwar... Read More →

Karl Hagstrom Miller

Karl Hagstrom Miller is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow (Duke). He is currently writing a book about the history of amateur participation in commercial pop music. |   | Abstract: | | "I am Sitting in a Room: The Private Pop Experience" | Alone in a room with music--reverberations fill the space. The outside... 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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