‘Finding Democracy in Music’ study day at Darmstadt

My CeReNeM colleague Liza Lim and I have convened a one-day conference, ‘Finding Democracy in Music’, at the 2018 Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. The event brings together academics and practitioners to reflect upon what contemporary musical practice may have to offer in response to the current traumas of democracy. It takes place on Sunday 22 July at Darmstadt’s Lichtenbergschule. A full description of the day may be found here.


10:30 Welcome / Lecture 1, Robert Adlington: “Imagining democracy in music: lessons from the past”
11:00 Lecture 2, Cathy Milliken: “Are democratic processes in musical practice realistic? Successes and pitfalls from the field”
11:30 Two respondents: David Helbich, Barbara Lüneburg
11:50 General discussion

12:30 Break

13:30 Lecture 3, Noriko Manabe: “We Gon’ Be Alright? The Sounds of Street Protests in Japan and the U.S.”
14:00 Respondent: Liza Lim
14:10 General discussion

14:45 Break

15:00 Lecture 4, Georgina Born: “Imagining New Musical Democracies – Renewing Audiencing”
15:30 General discussion

16:30 Close

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