Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015 Symposium Schedule

Technologies of Sound: Systems, Networks, Modernities

Stony Brook University, February 13-14

Friday, Feb. 13 (1006 Humanities Building)

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Registration
11:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Anna Reguero, Symposium Chair

Noon - Technologies of Opera
Michael Richardson, chair

Marco Ladd (Yale University) 
The Opera Glass as Cultural Technology

Navid Bargrizan (University of Florida) 
Internet and Mediation in Manfred Stahnke’s Orpheus Kristall (2001)”

Christy Thomas (Yale University) 
Opera in the Light of Technology: Ricordi and the Emergence of Italian Cinema

2 p.m. - Economies of Recorded Sound
Michael Boerner, chair

Ben Negley  (University of California, Santa Cruz) 
Tempo, Duration, and Variability in Mahler’s Second Symphony: An Empirical Approach”

Ralph Whyte (Columbia University) 
Musicality, Respectability, and Profitability: Approaches to Advertising Sound Recording in America (1899—1912)

3:20 p.m. - Interactive Technologies
Oksana Nesterenko, chair

Dina Maccabee (Wesleyan University) 
“ASMR and Aural Technologies of Online Sociality

Grace Osborne (New York University) 
Listening and Longing: Sonic Nostalgia in the interactive simulation video game Gone Home

5 p.m. Keynote Address
Benjamin Tausig, Faculty Chair

Arved Ashby, Professor of Music, Ohio State University
"Talking about Music as Humanists and as Technologists"

6 p.m.—Reception

Saturday, Feb. 14 (Staller Center Recital Hall)

10 a.m. - Organologies
Bethany Cencer, chair

Philip Rice (Michigan State University) 
The Excessive Machine: On the Queer Construction of the Organ

Hallie Blejewski (Wesleyan University) 
“Human-Instrument Relationships in the University of the West Indies Steel Pan Research Laboratory

Nicholas Curry (Yale University) 
Signification and Mediation in the Age of Auto-Tune

Noon - Embodied Technologies
Katherine Kaiser, chair

Lucie Vágnerová (Columbia University) 
“Laurie Anderson Has Not Been Listening: The Anti-Mediatory Position as a Sound Technology of Power

Max Hylton Smith (University of Pittsburgh) 
Digital Place beyond Phonographic Space: The Historicizing Soundscape of Emursive’s Sleep No More”

1:15 Lunch

2:30 p.m. - Cultures of Technology
Felipe Ledesma Núñez, chair

Violet Cavicchi (Brown University) 
“'We Are Cusqueños': Indigenous Voice in Quechua Radio Music

Max Suechting (Stanford University) 
Computer Face//Pure Being: Technologies of Repetition in Flying Lotus's Cosmogramma

Lauren Flood (Columbia University) 
“Dark Circuits: Technoscience, Sonic Black Boxes, and Modes of Knowledge

4:30 p.m. - Negotiating Liveness
Jocelyn Ho, chair

Celeste Oram (University of California, San Diego) 
Real-Time Scores

Jay Loomis (Stony Brook University) 
Crafting 21st Century Soundscapes and Locative Media Mobile Apps

8 p.m. Special Evening Panel at Stony Brook Manhattan, Rm. 313 
(387 Park Avenue South, New York, NY; Entrance, between 27th and 28th Streets)

Media, Art, Culture, Technology (MACT) Salon 1: Sound Art
Margaret Schedel, Assistant Professor of Composition at Stony Brook University
China Blue, from the Engine Institute, Inc.
Ken Ueno, University of California, Berkeley
Seth A. Cluett, Ramapo College of New Jersey

This event builds off of a panel discussion at the College Art Association Conference.
See original panel at