Sound Art Panel Discussion with Punctum Books
Saturday, September 28, 2PM
155 Freeman St.
The Public School and punctum books are proud to present a panel discussion on experimental music, sound art, and new publishing collaborations at a time when media-overload meets the decline of channels and platforms for the sustainable dissemination of music, sonic art, and theory.
As the economic picture for the sustainability of authors and artists worsens, the music and publishing industries find themselves in a state of perilous flux. Economic certainty has greatly decreased while technological possibilities have vastly increased. This panel will explore new possibilities for collaboration between musicians, sound artists, multimedia authors, and theorists, as well as new publishing arrangements created out of the instability of music and book publishing industries at this time.
Our panel of performers, organizers, writers, and publishers exploring these ideas consists of:
Andreas Burckhardt is a Swiss/American author and musician, and also a quixotic oral fiction. He earned a BA at Basel University in English and Philosophy and is currently an MA candidate at The European Graduate School. He published "A Sanctuary of Sounds" (punctum, 2013:http://punctumbooks.com/titles/a-sanctuary-of-sounds/), and cuts his own hair.
Eve Essex is a Brooklyn-based artist, producer, and musician. She is one half of the artist duo Essex Olivares, whose performances and installations have been presented by Lisa Cooley, Shoot the Lobster, Present Company, and the Standard High Line. Eve’s projects have been exhibited at Performa 11, the Philadelphia Music Project, the Boston Center for the Arts, and Peer to Space (Munich), among others. She was Associate Producer and created video for the New York run of “Vidas Perfectas”, a Spanish-language revival of Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives in 2011. She is Marketing & Outreach Director at the Brooklyn experimental performance venue ISSUE Project Room, and the Web Developer at the Clocktower Gallery / Art International Radio, where she regularly hosts radio programs.
Eileen Joy is the Director of the independent, open-access press, punctum books (http://punctumbooks.com) and Lead Ingenitor of the BABEL Working Group (http:www.babelworkinggroup.org), which builds temporary shelters for intellectual vagabonds, and has a special interest in fostering cultural studies with a premodern bent. She is also the editor ofpostmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies and O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies. She has published widely on medieval literature, cultural studies, queer studies, intellectual history, the post/human, and speculative realism.
Megan Moncrief is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. She records and performs solo work as Lazurite, and is an avid collaborator. Her pieces incorporate sound, video, and immersive installation. Megan has curated independently and was the director of Brewer's Mansion gallery, and she is involved in the LoXM collective.
Dan Rudmann is a PhD candidate at The University of Texas at Austin, writing about Sanskrit epic literature and translation theory. He is also the Director of punctum records (http://punctumrecords.com). He has performed in various music projects around Austin, TX over the past five years while collaborating with artists to build music collectives and showcases. Joining punctum and The BABEL Working Group in 2012, Dan works to align his scholarly and artistic ambitions through the para-academic framework.