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Registration available: \”Mediating Music,\” April 17-18, Indiana University

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    Kyle Adams

    Dear colleagues,

    Registration is now available for the \”Mediating Music\” Symposium, to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington, April 17-18. The Symposium is free but ticketed. Registration and program information can be found at this link:

    The opening keynote address will be given by renowned musician and producer Brian Eno. Other invited talks and musical performances will be given by (in alphabetical order):

    · Regina Bradley (Kennesaw State University), author of the forthcoming Chronicling Stankonia: OutKast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South

    · Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture), musician, artist, and author of Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digitial Culture

    · Fredara Hadley (The Julliard School), ethnomusicologist and scholar of African-American music

    · Damon Krukowski, drummer and author of Ways of Hearing and The New Analog

    · Maureen Mahon (New York University), cultural anthropologist and author of Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race

    · G Yamazawa, hip-hop artist, National Poetry Slam winner, cultural diplomat for the U.S. Department of State

    Any questions, please contact Kyle Adams (, or Erin Kelley (
    We hope to see you there!

    Kyle Adams
    Associate Professor of Music Theory
    Chair, Department of Music Theory
    Jacobs School of Music
    Indiana University, Bloomington

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