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Sunday, March 25 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Last Days of Disco

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Christian John Wikane, “Radio Casbah: Inside the Kingdom of Casablanca Records”

Morgan Woolsey, “’Trying to Feel the Movie’s Zither Vibrations’: Film Music and the Construction of Subjectivity in William Friedkin’s Cruising

Ryan Bunch, “Ease On Down the Road: Black Music and the Urban American Fairy Tale of The Wiz

Moderator: Raymond Knapp


Raymond Knapp

Raymond Knapp is Professor of Musicology at UCLA. His books include Symphonic Metamorphoses: Subjectivity and Alienation in Mahler’s Re-Cycled Songs, The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity (winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism), The American Musical and the Performance of Personal Identity, and The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical.   Abstract: | | "The Sound of Broadway's Mean... Read More →

Christian John Wikane

Based in NYC, Christian John Wikane is a Contributing Editor for PopMatters, where he authored the five-part oral history, Casablanca Records: Play It Again. He's penned extensive essays for several dozen album re-issues. He also co-founded the UnFiltered Concert Series with Nona Hendryx and produces an annual benefit at Joe's Pub (NYC).   Abstract: | | "Radio Casbah: Inside the Kingdom of Casablanca Records" Beyond the gates of 8255... Read More →

Morgan Woolsey

Morgan Woolsey is a doctoral student in the Musicology Department at UCLA. Her work focuses on the intersections between studies of identity and music in film. Her essay on music as structure will be featured in a forthcoming anthology on the films of the L.A. Rebellion.   Abstract: | | "'Trying to feel the movie's zither vibrations': Film Music and the Construction of Subjectivity in William Friedkin's Cruising" Upon its release in... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 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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