Tuesday, September 27, 5 PM (MLB 3rd Floor Conference Room). Welcome Reception and first meeting. Reading: “4. Earsplitting,” from William Cheng, Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good (2016).
Tuesday, November 1, (Time and Location TBA). Esther Dischereit performs a selection of her Klagelieder (laments) for her 2014 libretto Blumen für Otello, which includes musical and dance accompaniment. Event organized by Alamanya: Transnational German Studies Workshop. More information to come.

Tuesday, November 15, 5 PM (MLB 3rd Floor Conference Room). Reading:

1) Suzanne Cusick, “Music as Torture / Music as Weapon,” TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música 10 (2006).

2) Richard Taruskin, “MUSIC; Music‘s Dangers and the Case for Control,” New York Times (December 9, 2001).

3) Steve Goodman. Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear (2009)

Tuesday, December 6, 5 PM (MLB 3rd Floor Conference Room). Graduate student workshop. Program TBD.