A wonderful team of grad students from Columbia’s Music Department has been putting together the Columbia Music Scholarship Conference, which will be held on March 8 2014 with a keynote speech delivered by Jonathan Sterne of McGill University. This year’s theme is Music and Memory. The event is free and open to the public and…there will be food. For more info, click over to the conference website.
I will be presenting a paper “On Liveness and Labor in the Era of Hologram Singers” at Bone Flute to Auto-Tune: A Conference on Music Technologies in History, Theory, and Practice. The conference is held on April 24-6, 2014 at UC Berkeley.
Remember Tupac Shakur at Coachella 2012? My paper is about the Live performances of Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku, which are, like the Shakur stunt, not quite Live and not quite performances.