Full Schedule

Precarious Sounds // Sounding Sanctuary
A conference sounding for sanctuary and against precarity
February 16-17, 2018 NYU Music
@nyumusicdept #PSSS18

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Arrival for out of town guests

Friday, February 16, 2018
The following installations will run from the beginning of the program Friday morning through the close of activities Saturday:

In Silver Center (enter 28 Waverly Pl)
Sound Masses for Dark Times, Caroline L. Miller (University of California, San Diego) in Room 319
attackSUSTAINrelease, Ted Moore (University of Chicago) in Room 365

In Avery Fisher Center of Bobst Library (70 Wash Sq. S)
Lucid Spheres, Jennifer Grossman in AFC Immersion Room
Year In Review, George Cloke in AFC A/V room #1
The Bonanza of Oblivion, Nicolas Aguia (NYU Steinhardt) in AFC A/V room #2
Blued Trees, Aviva Rahmani and Maile Colbert in AFC A/V room #3

9am, Breakfast in Silver 320

9:50am, Welcome in Silver 320 by Prof. Maureen Mahon, NYU FAS Music

10-11:30am Panel 1: Mediated Precarity
Chair: Matthew Morrison, Asst. Professor, NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

“The Radiophony of Incarceration,” Dr. Adam Tinkle (Skidmore College)
“Subaltern Masculinity and Musical Mediations of Precarity,” Dr. Anaar Desai-Stephens (Eastman School of Music)
“‘People Too’: Music and Empathy in the Calais ‘Jungle’” Alexander Marsden (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

11:45-12:45pm, Panel 2: Listening Across the Mexico-U.S. Border
Chair: Alexandra Vasquez, Assoc. Professor, NYU Performance Studies
“How Do You Feel the Beat? Looking/Listening & Black-Brown Entanglements in Sidney Bechet’s Treat It Gentle and Gilbert Hernandez’s Love and Rockets X,” Maryam Ivette Parhizkar (Yale University)
“‘I Want My Country to Listen’: Aural Practices of Latinidad in William Archila’s The Art of Exile,” Iván Andrés Espinosa Orozco (Georgetown University)

12:45-2pm, Lunch in Silver 120 and 220
Catered by Woke Foods, all vegetarian and/or vegan, with gluten free options

2-2:20pm, “Songs of Northern California,” Nick Virzi (Stanford University) in Silver 220

2:30-4pm, Panel 3: Sonic Blackness
Chair: Fred Moten, Professor, NYU Performance Studies
“‘Can Every Cook Govern?’: The Politics and Poetics of Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Dub Poetry,” Jordan Musser (Cornell University)
“‘I Don’t Rock Wit You, Homie’: Sonic Precarity in the Posthuman Vestibule of Leikeli47,” Prof. Justin D. Burton (Rider University)
“(Re)Sounding Erykah Badu,” Jocelyn Proietti (Yale University)

Prof. Andrew Ross (NYU Social Cultural Analysis), remarks on Sanctuary Cities and Campuses
Keynote: “I Do Not Want to Be Drowned:” Precarious San Francisco by Prof. Josh Kun (University of Southern California) in Silver 320 (possible location change)

7:30-9:30pm, Concert
Alouette 1 – Amelia Marzec (composer-performer)
imprint (partial world premiere) – Camila Agosto (composer), Leia Slosberg (flute), and Thea Mesirow (cello)
ruby & the unsounds – Thessia Machado (composer-performer)
mixed__ – Leah King (composer-performer) and Sarah Chien (dancer)
Nesting – BUILD – Terri Hron (composer-performer)

Saturday, 17 February 2018
9am, Breakfast in Silver 320

9:50am, Welcome

10-11:30am, Panel 4: Colonial Legacies
Chair: Christine Thu Nhi Dang, Asst. Professor, NYU FAS Music
“An Overseas Sonic Paradox: U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay,” Kevin Sliwoski (University of California, Riverside)
“The Creative Working Class and the Postcolonial City,” Brendan Kibbee (CUNY Graduate Center)
“(Un)Sounding Black Canada(s),” Ola Mohammed (York University)

11:45am-1:15pm, Panel 5: Soundscapes of Precarity and Struggle
Chair: Michael Beckerman, Professor, NYU FAS Music
“Riot 909’s: On Soundscapes of Struggle, Musique Concrète, and Anti-fascism in Oakland, CA,” Katsy Pline (Field Recording Working Group)
“Pledges to a New Allegiance: Mass Protest, Political Chant, and Disrupted Identity in a Postcolonial Childhood,” Danika Paskvan
“The Return of Street-Vendors in Cuba: Labor, Precarity, and Sound,” Andrés García Molina (Columbia University)

1:15-2:30pm, Lunch in Silver 120 and 220
Catered by Taste of Persia, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available

2:30-4pm, Panel 6: Silence and Sanctuary
Chair: Suzanne G. Cusick, Professor, NYU FAS Music
“Silencing Tibet? Trungkar, Memory and Precarity in a Tibetan Refugee Community in Nepal,” Miranda Fedock (CUNY Graduate Center)
“Sounding Sanctuary and Refusal at U.S. Abortion Clinics,” Rebecca Lentjes (SUNY Stonybrook)
“The Hush Harbor as Sanctuary: African-American Survival Silence during Slavery Times,” Maya Cunningham (University of Maryland)

4:30-5pm, Shape Note Singing School: The Subsuming Wail in Silver 220 (possible location change)

5:15-6:45pm, Reception for Exhibit in Avery Fisher Center, 7th floor of Bobst Library (70 S Wash Sq)

7:30-9:30pm, Concert
d4mn_k!d: intelligence boils down to curiosity – Dorian Wallace (composer-performer)
In Nacht und Eis by Olga Neuwirth – Ben Roidl-Ward (bassoon) and Isidora Nojkovic (cello)
Age of the Deceased (Six Months in Chicago) by Drew Baker – Bryan Hayslett (cello and voice)
Stress Position by Drew Baker – Marilyn Nonken (piano)
…and darkness was upon the face of the deep. – Erich Barganier and Elizabeth A. Baker (composer-performers)
Kasaysayan Ng Pagdurusa (History of Suffering) – Divino Dayacap (composer/performer) and Jon Miguel Acosta (performer)


9:30-11pm, Nu-Tarab Soundscapes, Jillian Fulton and Islem Ben Fraj in Silver 220