Global Popular Music Symposium
The Platform Global Popular Music Team at Indiana University is pleased to announce our Symposium, “Mediating Music,” to be held on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, April 17-18. The opening keynote address will be given by Brian Eno (participating live by video stream).
Other invited speakers and performers include:
- Regina Bradley (Kennesaw State University), author of the forthcoming Chronicling Stankonia: OutKast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South
- Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture), musician, artist, and author of Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digitial Culture
- Fredara Hadley (The Julliard School), ethnomusicologist and scholar of African-American music
- Damon Krukowski, drummer and author of Ways of Hearing and The New Analog
- Maureen Mahon (New York University), cultural anthropologist and author of Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race
- G Yamazawa, hip-hop artist, National Poetry Slam winner, cultural diplomat for the U.S. Department of State
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.
For questions, please contact Program Manager Erin Kelley (email@example.com).
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.
We hope to see you there!
The symposium is free but ticketed. Please register if you plan to attend.