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Music, Language, Thought 7

Wednesday, April 20
4:30 p.m.

 

Eugene Thacker (Media Studies, New School for Social Research) “Music and Negation”

Frances Dyson (Technocultural Studies, UC Davis)“From Hard to Soft Sound: Michel Serres’s Movement From Individual to Collective via Tone, Sensation and the Anechoic”

Thomas Y. Levin (German, Princeton) “‘Interro-Tunes’: Music, Torture and
the Aesthetic Politics of the Playlist”

All events are free and open to the public

Silver Center for Arts and Science / 100 Washington Square East / Department of Music, Rm 220

Sponsored by the departments of Music and Comparative Literature; with support from the NYU Humanities Initiative

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MLT: follow up

 

The new (winter 2011)  issue of Grey Room features a conversation between Branden W. Joseph (Columbia) and Suzanne G. Cusick (NYU), “Across an Invisible Line: A Conversation About Music and Torture.”

Branden W. Joseph presented a paper titled “Biomusic” at MLT I, in February 2009.

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Music, Language, Thought 6

March 4, 2011

4pm – 6pm

Martin Harries (English, NYU): “Still: Sarah Kane After Beckett and Joy Division”

Tamara Levitz (Music, UCLA): “The Composer as Allegorical Critic: Interpreting Musical Modernism through the Lens of Walter Benjamin”

 

All events are free and open to the public

Silver Center for Arts and Science / 100 Washington Square East / Department of Music, Rm 220

 

Note:

Prof. Levitz has recommended the following readings:

Benjamin-Zur Kritik der Gewalt (Benjamin, Walter. “Zur Kritik der Gewalt Archiv fur Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik 47, no. 3 (August, 1921): 809-32; rpt. in Gesammelte Schriften, eds. Rolf Tiedemann and Hermann Schweppenhäuser (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1999), vol. 2.1, 179-204)

- English translation: Benjamin – Critique of Violence (Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, volume 1 1913-1926, ed. Marcus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings (Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996), 236-53.)

- Jacques Derrida, Force de loi: Le ‘fondement mystique de l’autorité’, (Paris: Galilée, 1994), reproduced in French and English in Cordozo Law Review (1989-1990): 920-1045.

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Upcoming Events

MLT VI, March 4, 2011 (4pm)

Tamara Levitz (Music, UCLA): “The Composer as Allegorical Critic: Interpreting Musical Modernism through the Lens of Walter Benjamin”

Martin Harries (English, NYU): “Still: Sarah Kane After Beckett and Joy Division”

–and–

MLT VII, April 20, 2011 (4:30pm)

Eugene Thacker (Media Studies, New School for Social Research)

Thomas Y. Levin (German, Princeton)

Frances Dyson (Technocultural Studies, UC Davis)

Jason Stanyek (Music, NYU)

 

All events are free and open to the public

Silver Center for Arts and Science / 100 Washington Square East / Department of Music, Rm 220

Sponsored by the departments of Music and Comparative Literature; with support from the NYU Humanities Initiative

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poster by David Rager (davidrager.org)

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