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Jennifer Walshe: Sound Salon
Wed 18 January 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Associate Artist Jennifer Walshe hosts a series of salons discussing music, sound, the internet and digital technologies, co-curated by Adam Harper and Michael Waugh.
Artists have been working with the internet for decades but until recently, archives and critical writing have focused on visual cultures. This series aims to fuel critical discussion, new vocabulary and analysis in sound and music, supporting communities and practitioners in these fields to understand how the internet - and new technology more broadly - is shaping the field.
Together with artist Holly Herndon, Jennifer launched the project Post-Internet Sound in 2015. A crowdsourced database of sound and music works, the site is open access and welcomes both academic and non-academic contributions, be it in the form of writing or a source of sound. Anyone can contribute via Google docs.
In collaboration with Brunel University London.
Journalist Adam Harper discusses aesthetics and criticism in music, art and life on his blog Rouge's Foam. He studies musicology, composes music and has written for The Wire magazine, is the author of Infinite Music, Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making.
Dr. Michael Waugh is a lecturer in Media Cultures at the University of Hertfordshire. His research is in the fields of digital media and popular music and his thesis, titled "'Music that actually matters?', is the first monograph-length study of Post-Internet musicians and their self-conscious explorations of contemporary identity, representation, social media and digital networks. Fifteen prominent artists, including Holly Herndon, Arca, 18+, Jam City, Evian Christ, Fatima Al Qadiri, Aaron David Ross, Ryan Trecartin and SOPHIE, were interviewed as original research for the project.