February 6, 2014 - 5:15pm - February 20, 2014 - 5:15pm
Room 102, Music Building
This workshop will meet weekly for three weeks in February 2014 to discuss the subject of violence in relation to aesthetics of sound. Drawing on theories articulated by Fanon, Arendt, Das, and Zizek, among others, we will orient our discussions around historical and contemporary case studies (sub-saharan Africa, Balkans, Europe, Middle East, South Asia, and the United States) to better understand how the aesthetics of sound is implicated in the meanings and workings of violence.
Why do we want our computers to improvise? The loosely constituted field of interactive music has drawn upon AI and practices of free improvisation in creating a new kind of music-making that includes machine subjectivities as central actors.