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Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.


Past Meetings

  • December 10, 2021

    *Note Special Time*
    Guest Visit: Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk (Humboldt University)
    Readings:
    "How to turn interior monologues inside out: epistemologies, methods, and research tools in the long twentieth century" (sound studies, 2020)
    &
    "Disciplining Auditory Cognition" - Introduction to Thinking with Sound: A New Program in the Sciences and  Humanities around 1900 (Dr. Tkaczyk's current book project)
    Guest sessions are moderated.
    We'll briefly introduce the visitor, begin with introductory remarks on the reading, then discuss participants' questions as well as topics of interest to the visitor as appropriate.
    All are welcome!


  • November 12, 2021

    Guest: Dr. David Suisman (History, University of Delaware)
    Reading:
    G.I.s’ (Real) Soundtrack: A New History of Music in the U.S. War in Vietnam
    Although all questions are welcome, please refer to David's opening comments regarding what he's hoping to get feedback on specifically. Don't hesitate to reach out to the conveners ahead of time if you have any questions!
    We'll introduce Dr. Suisman briefly and let them introduce the text and context before moving on to discussion.
    Looking forward to having you!
    content note: some of the materials in this draft contain graphic descriptions of wartime violence and behavior.


  • September 10, 2021

    Guest Visit: Dr. Deirdre Loughridge (Northeastern University, Personal Website)
    Reading: Loughridge, “Automaton Encounters: Vaucanson’s Flute-Player, Graffigny’s Letters & The Pleasure before Anxiety” (work-in-progress)

    Guest sessions are moderated.
    We'll briefly introduce the visitor, begin with introductory remarks on the reading, then discuss participants' questions as well as topics of interest to the visitor as appropriate. If you have trouble viewing the readings after you have downloaded them, please email the convenors.
    All are welcome!


Group Conveners

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    Eamonn Bell

    Eamonn Bell is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Durham University. Most generally, his research examines the history of digital technology in relation to contemporary musical production, consumption, criticism, and analysis. He holds a doctoral degree in music theory from Columbia University (2019) and a bachelor’s degree in music and mathematics from TCD (2013).

     

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    Brian Miller

    Brian A. Miller is a lecturer in the Program in Computing for the Arts and Sciences at the University of Michigan. He completed a Ph.D. in music theory at Yale University in 2020, where he has also served as a lecturer. His research focuses on the role of computation in both the intellectual history and current practice of music theory, particularly in relation to the work of music theorist Leonard Meyer and his influential theory of musical style. He has also published on the computer modeling of jazz improvisation and and on Adorno's conception of musical style.

     

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    Magnus Schaefer

    Magnus Schaefer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. Magnus works on the early history of digital signal processing in oil prospecting and communications engineering. Magnus holds an M.A. in Art History from Humboldt University, Berlin.

     

     

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