On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 I took part in a panel discussion of "critical organology" at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in Pittsburgh. The panel brought together a group of scholars working in different disciplinary and historical traditions whose research touches on the relationship between technology and aesthetics and the role of instruments in musical experience.
The panel was moderated by Emily Dolan and included Joseph Auner, Eliot Bates, J. Q. Davies, Jonathan De Souza, Bonnie Gordon, Ellen Lockheart, Deirdre Loughridge, and Roger Mosely.
After seven epic years, I graduated this month from the University of Pennsylvania with a PhD in Music. I'm looking forward to taking on new projects, including revising and publishing my dissertation.
Join me on Friday, March 15 2013, as I host a screening of experimental animated films from the height of the space age. The centerpiece will be the hour-long surreal sci-fi film Chronopolis (1982), by Piotr Kamler. The event is part of Bowerbird's monthly GATE series at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia. More information here: http://www.bowerbird.org/newsite/events/130315/
This Monday, March 11, I will be briefly emerging from my dissertation completion hibernation to take part in a wonderful event marking the 100th anniversary of Luigi Russolo's "Art of Noises" manifesto at <thefidget> in Philadelphia. I will give a short talk on noise in Western music before 1900. More information here: http://www.thefidget.org/upcoming/index.html