24. – 25.06.16 – Conference „Popular Music and Power. Sonic Materiality between Cultural Studies and Music Analysis“

Friday, June 24

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Musicology and Media Studies, Georgenstraße 47, Medientheater

11-11:30 AM Arrival and Greetings

11:30-11:45 AM Introduction: Jens Gerrit Papenburg

11:45-2:00 PM Panel I – Relational Sonic Materialities beyond Text/Context, Chair: Sebastian Klotz (Berlin)

  • Antoine Hennion (Paris): Attachments. A Pragmatist Approach to Musical Power
  • Jochen Bonz (Innsbruck): Sonic Relations and the Listener. Approaching Sonic Materialities as a Means of Subjective Experience
  • Will Straw (Montreal): Knight’s Moves and Musical Degradation in Recent Electronic Music Practice


2-3:00 PM Lunch

3-4:30 PM Panel II – Amplification, Silence, and Powerful Sounds, Chair: Dahlia Borsche (Berlin)

  • Kyle Devine (Oslo): Even in the Quietest Moments: Loudness and Power in “Speaker Culture”
  • Jens Gerrit Papenburg (Berlin): Tactile Sound, Volume, and “Para-Auditive” Subjects. Germany, 1925 to 1936


4:30-5:00 PM Coffee break

5-5:45 PM Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt (Hildesheim): tracks’n’treks: De-Linking AfricC. A Soundlecture


Saturday, June 25

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Luisenstraße 56, Festsaal

9:30-11:00 AM Panel III – Sound Politics between Sensory Studies and Affect Theory, Chair: Jin Hyun Kim (Berlin)

  • Marie Thompson (Lincoln): Power over/Power to: Music, Affect, and Contestations of Social Space
  • Holger Schulze (Kopenhagen): The Nanopolitics of Electric Hum in Popular Music. A Sensological Critique


11-11:30 AM Coffee break

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Panel IV – Sound Histories, Chair: Bodo Mrozek (Berlin)

  • Derek B. Scott (Leeds): Silver-Age Operetta: The Power of an Early 20th-Century Transcultural Entertainment Industry
  • Michael Rauhut (Kristiansand): Powers of Interpretations. Images of the US in East German Popular Music Discourses


1-2:00 PM Lunch

2-3:30 PM Panel V – Listening Practices between Normalization and Self-Empowerment, Chair: Sebastian Schweriner (Berlin)

  • Marta Garcia Quinones (Barcelona): Constructing the Distracted Listener: The Problem with Psychological Research into Popular Songs
  • Susanne Binas-Preisendörfer (Oldenburg): Affection in the Medium of Sound


3:30-4 PM Coffee break

4-5:30 PM Panel VI – Beyond Text/Context, Chair: Bianca Ludewig (Berlin)

  • Lena J. Müller (Berlin): Analysing Power Relations in Sound: Auditive Pleasures and Gendered Body Concepts
  • John Shepherd (Ottawa): Beyond Text and Context: the Material Power of Music


5:30 PM Peter Wicke (Berlin): Concluding remarks

17. Juni 2016 | Veröffentlicht von Martin M. Meier
Veröffentlicht unter Musikwissenschaft