Conference announcement: Mediating Music
Indiana University, Bloomington
April 17-18, 2020
The Platform Global Popular Music Team at Indiana University (Kyle Adams, director) is pleased to announce our Symposium, “Mediating Music,” to be held on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, April 17-18. Opening and closing keynote addresses will be given by Brian Eno (participating live by video stream) and Maureen Mahon (New York University).
Other lectures and performances will be given by:
- Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture), musician, artist, and author of Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture
- Damon Krukowski, drummer (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi) and author of Ways of Hearing and The New Analog
- G YAMAZAWA, hip-hop artist, National Poetry Slam winner, cultural diplomat for the U.S. Department of State
- Fredara Hadley, Professor of Ethnomusicology, The Juilliard School
- Regina Bradley, Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies, Kennesaw State University
- Shane Greene, Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University, and Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Lafayette University
The event will also include talks by Indiana University graduate students Allison Martin, Jinny Park, and Zachary Zinser, as well as undergraduates Mark Foster, Jacob Jahiel, and Stuart Sones.
All talks on Saturday, April 18 will take place in The Big Tent, a circular array of projection screens and speakers designed to give participants a 360-degree audiovisual experience.
The symposium is free but ticketed. The website and registration link will be available shortly. For questions, please contact Kyle Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erin Kelley (email@example.com), program manager. Further description follows:
The question of music’s place in a multiply-mediated world is inescapable today, whether we are talking about artistic or technological media. Focusing on “global popular music”—a rubric we interpret broadly—“Mediating Music” asks about music’s role in mediating extra-musical content—political resistance, for example, or stories told in words or images—and how music is mediated by other means—through video, through words, through devices and technologies. We are as interested in multi-media sound practices as in film documentaries on music, writing about music, or how music functions as a “soundtrack” for daily life. “Mediating Music” is the capstone event for 18 months collaborative research by a research team at Platform: a Research Laboratory in the Arts and Humanities. Platform is a multi-year research project generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Office of the Provost at Indiana University.
We hope to see you there!
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Chair, Department of Music Theory
Jacobs School of Music