Programme

[provisional version 4 July 2019]

Day 1: 24 October 2019, St Cecilia’s Hall

10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:15 Welcome

11:15-12:45 Session 1:

Joseph Pfender (NYU) Disruptive Cybernetic Vernacular
Deirdre Loughridge (Northeastern) Daphne Oram: Cyberneticist?
Seb Franklin (KCL) Intellectual Workers and Street Nuisances, 1864

12:45-14:00 Break

14:00-15:45 Session 2:

G. Douglas Barrett (Salisbury) The Catastrophe of Technology: Posthuman Automata and Nam June Paik’s Robot K-456
Michael Goddard (Westminster) Sidereal Sound, ‘Time Machines’ and ‘Baby Food’: The Recursive Turn in Coil’s Music from the 1990s
Ted Gordon (Columbia) Diffracting Cybernetics at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1962–1966

15:45-16:30 Break

16:30-18:00 Keynote

Eric Drott (UT Austin) Remembering Musical Cybernetics


Day 2: 25 October 2019, St Cecilia’s Hall

9:00-9:30 Coffee

9:30-11:00 Session 3:

Brian Miller (Yale) From Pragmatism to Information Theory: Leonard Meyer, Musical Style, and the Origins of Corpus Studies
Eamonn Bell (Columbia) Abraham Moles Redux: Théorie de l’information et perception esthétique (1958) and Its Sources
Thomas Patteson (Curtis) Modeling and Universality in Cybernetics and Music

11:00-11:45 Break

11:45-12:45 Session 4:

Christopher Haworth (Birmingham) Revisiting British Cyberskepticism: Cybernetics at the CCRU
Clara Latham (New School) Discourses of Control: The Instrumental Body in Cybernetics

12:45-14:00 Break

14:00-15:30 Session 5:

Alex McIe (NYU) Sound and Communication in Philip K Dick’s Ubik
Patrick Valiquet (Edinburgh) Cool Opportunities: Non-Representational Musicology and the Affordance Principal
Matthew Mendez (Yale) Deepfake News: Towards a Genealogy of the “Cybernetic Voice”

15:30-16:15 Break

16:15-17:00 Final Discussion