Seminar: Hearing Modernity (Harvard University)

Harvard University, Department of Music and Core Faculty:
Hearing Modernity
(2013-14 John E. Sawyer Seminar)
Sessions begin at 4:15 pm – Holden Chapel, Harvard University

Veit Erlmann + Jonathan Sterne (Mon., Sept. 16)
Charles Hirschkind + Ana Maria Ochoa (Mon., Sept. 30)
Suzanne Cusick + Thomas Levin (Mon., Nov. 18)
Flagg Miller + Trevor Pinch (Mon., Nov. 25)
Mark Butler + Mara Mills (Mon., Feb. 24)
Vijay Iyer + Aniruddh Patel (Tue., Mar. 11)
Karin Bijsterveld + Wolfgang Ernst (Mon., Mar. 31)
Steven Connor + Brian Massumi (Mon., Apr. 14)
Jacque Attali (NOTE different time and location: Mon., Apr. 21, 5:15pm, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall)

Sessions will consist of a short presentation on a precirculating paper (available two weeks in advance here,, followed by open q/a. For those unable to attend in person, watch our website for video/podcasts of sessions and join the discussion online.

In conjunction with the „Hearing Modernity“ series, please also join us for a biweekly reading group (Tuesdays 12-2). Virtual/long-distance participation is possible, contact us for details. In addition, the School for the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) will be hosting a parallel series of practitioners and sound artists, Intonarumori/Noise makers; more information to come on our website.

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Organized by
Alexander Rehding (Music)
Laura Frahm (Visual and Environmental Studies)
John Hamilton (German/Comparative Literature)
Ernst Karel (Anthropology)
Ingrid Monson (Music)
Jeffrey Schnapp (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Sindhumathi Revuluri (Music)

Betsey Biggs, postdoctoral fellow
Olivia Lucas, graduate fellow
Peter McMurray, graduate fellow

With special thanks to the administrative staff of the Harvard Department of Music.

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