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Friday, March 23
 

9:00am EDT

Sonic Contestation

Patrick Deer, “‘The Cassette Played Poptones’: Punk’s Pop Embrace
of the City in Ruins”

Jessica Schwartz, “Conform or Die: Composing the City as National Security Threat, 1945-1962”

John Melillo, “Revenant Frequencies: Destructive Sound in “The Waste Land” to NYC Ghosts and Flowers

J. Martin Daughtry, “Evocative Objects and Provocative Actions on the Acoustic Territory of War”

Moderator: John Melillo


Speakers
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J. Martin Daughtry

J. Martin Daughtry is an ethnomusicologist in the NYU music department. Co-editor of Music in the Post-9/11 World (Routledge 2007) and author of articles on Russian musical nationalism, intermedial adaptation, and underground dissemination of music in the USSR, he is currently finishing... Read More →
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Patrick Deer

Patrick Deer teaches twentieth century literature and culture in the English department at NYU. He is the author of Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire and Modern British Literature (Oxford, 2009) and a member of the Social Text editorial collective.   Abstract:"'The Cassette Played... Read More →
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John Melillo

John Melillo is a Visiting Assistant Professor and ACLS New Faculty Fellow at the University of Arizona. He completed his dissertation, Outside In: Noisescapes from Dada to Punk, in September of 2010 at New York University.   Abstract:"Revenant Frequencies: Destructive Sound from... Read More →
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Jessica Schwartz

Jessica A. Schwartz is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at NYU. She is currently completing her dissertation that focuses on the sounds that emerged from the US nuclear testing program in the Marshall Islands.   Abstract:"Conform or Die: Composing the City as National Security... Read More →


Friday March 23, 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

11:15am EDT

Lonely Subcultures

William Hutson, “Abrasive Nostalgia: A Noisescape of Deindustrialization”

Vivian L. Huang, “Not That Innocent: Britney Spears,
Laurel Nakadate and Strangers”

Julia DeLeon, “Dance Through the Dark Night: Distance,
Dissonance and Queer Belonging”

Moderator: Gustavus Stadler


Speakers
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Julia DeLeon

Julia DeLeon is a PhD student in Performance Studies at NYU. Research interests include belief, self-indulgence, and queer aesthetics. "Dance Through the Dark Night: Distance, Dissonance and Queer Belonging" Choreographer and sound designer Trajal Harrell’s recent work, Antigone... Read More →
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Vivian L. Huang

Vivian L. Huang is writing a dissertation on inscrutability in Asian American performance in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University.   Abstract:"Not That Innocent: Britney Spears, Laurel Nakadate and Strangers" Though Laurel Nakadate is not known as a sound... Read More →
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William Hutson

William Hutson is a PhD student in Performance Studies at UCLA. His current research is in the field of sound studies, where he investigates the role of the sonic in performance and installation art. He also reviews noise and experimental music for The Wire.   Abstract:"Abrasive... Read More →
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Gustavus Stadler

Gustavus Stadler teaches English at Haverford College and is author of Troubling Minds: The Cultural Politics of Genius in the US, 1840-1890 (Minnesota, 2006). He edited a special issue of Social Text on "The Politics of Recorded Sound" and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
 
Saturday, March 24
 

11:15am EDT

Preserving Soundscapes

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


Speakers
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

2:15pm EDT

Gentrification

Kemi Adeyemi, “Hipster Soul: Sonic Blackness and the Gentrifying City”

Molly McGlone, “The Sounds of Philadelphia: Examining the Creative Economy in a Post-Industrial City”

Fabian Holt, “How Live Music Clubs in New York City Have Adapted to Gentrification: The Case of the Bowery Presents”

Moderator: Keith Negus


Speakers
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Kemi Adeyemi

Kemi Adeyemi is currently pursuing her PhD in Northwestern University’s Performance Studies department. Her dissertation centers on the visual and performative production of black hipsters in narratives of gentrification, asking how black hipster bodies have been used to stage debates... Read More →
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Fabian Holt

Fabian Holt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Roskilde. Holt specializes in the consumption and production of live music and cultural events in the digital age. His publications include Genre in Popular Music (Chicago 2007), Musical Performance and the Changing City (forthcoming... Read More →
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Molly McGlone

Molly McGlone’s research includes the intersection of experimental and popular music as well as the spatial geography of urban music. An Assistant Dean for Advising and lecturer in music at the University of Pennsylvania, Molly is currently documenting music in West Philadelphia... Read More →
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Keith Negus

Keith Negus, Professor of Musicology, Goldsmiths, University of London entered higher education as a mature student, having spent many years playing keyboards and guitar in a variety of bands. He completed a PhD study of the music industry and subsequently taught at the Universities... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2012 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

4:00pm EDT

Countrified

David Cantwell, “Tired of this Dirty Old City: Country Music’s Freedom Problem, and Ours…”

Jasen Emmons, “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music: How the Bakersfield Sound Saved Country Music from Itself”

Sara Marcus, “Country Music and Urbanism”

Moderator: Lauren Onkey


Speakers
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David Cantwell

David Cantwell is a writer and college English professor from Kansas City, where he teaches "Literature of American Popular Music." He is co-author of Heartaches by the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles and his critical biography of Merle Haggard will be published in 2013.   "Tired... Read More →
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Jasen Emmons

Jasen Emmons is the director of curatorial affairs at EMP Museum in Seattle. He has curated several exhibits, including Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956-1966 and Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographs.   Abstract:"Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music... Read More →
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Sara Marcus

Sara Marcus is the author of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Harper Perennial, 2010). Her writing appears in publications including The Nation (forthcoming, December 2011), Bookforum, Artforum, Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, and Salon. She is... Read More →
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Lauren Onkey

Lauren Onkey is Vice President of Education and Public Programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. She teaches at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University and was formerly an English professor at Ball State University. Her publications... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012