Conference on October 19, 2019

Scholars working under the broad umbrella of New Materialism have offered compelling reappraisals of the ways in which we know, interact with, and exist in the world. This scholarship also intersects with recent work on music and sound, which raises rich sets of questions regarding human agency, material, ethics, aesthetics, embodiment, and the subject/object dichotomy, among other issues.

This one-day conference will consist of panels that comprise of papers with short reflections by a moderator, as well as an evening concert that includes opportunities for discussion. The concluding concert of work that engages with these themes from creative perspectives will afford attendees with an opportunity to consider and discuss issues concerning sound, material, and agency in a forum that contrasts with, but also complements, our events during the day. Conference participants are strongly encouraged to attend both the daytime and evening portions of the conference.

Please RSVP by October 2nd



8:00am: Breakfast and coffee begins

8:45am: Welcome from the organizers

9:00–11:00am: Panel 1 “Histories” Moderated by Ted Gordon

Presentations by: Lee Cannon-Brown, Jana Marie Perkins, Jacques Vest

11:30–12:30pm: Keynote by Nina Eidsheim

12:30–1:30pm: Break for Lunch (Provided)

2:00–4:00pm: Panel 2 “Theories” Moderated by Miya Masaoka

Presentations by: Callum Blackmore, Christina Katopodis, Vivian Luong

4:30–6:30pm: Panel 3 “Identities” Moderated by Eric Lewis

Presentations by: Amara Lawson-Chavanu, Katie J. Hickerson, Florian Walch

6:30–8:00pm: Break for Dinner (self-directed)

8:00pm: Doors for Performance/Event

8:30pm: Performance/Event Moderated by: Seth Cluett

Presentations by: Tim Bruniges, Erik DeLuca, Chris Fisher-Lochhead

Location: Prentis Hall, 632 West 125th street