Since Fall 2012, the South African ethnomusicologist Gavin Steingo and the American composer Bill Dietz have been at work on a book entitled »Music and the Other Scene«. The book examines the »work of listening« both in relation to the dissensual consciousness of labor as described by Jacques Rancière, as well as in an insistence on listening as a re-inscriptive practice: that in listening’s non-verbal structuring one always also folds oneself back into the collective.
The workshop will be made up of close reading and discussion of selections from the working manuscript (available upon registration), as well as a series of performative listening exercises – Dietz’ »tutorial diversions.«
Please register by Friday, May 3, 2013. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Dietz, born in 1983 in Bisbee, Arizona, is a composer, the artistic director of Ensemble Zwischentöne, and Co-Chair of the Music/Sound Department in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY/USA. He has lived in Berlin since 2003, and from 2012-2013 he is a resident fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Gavin Steingo is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh. He specializes in African Music (particularly southern Africa); Music of the African Diaspora; Postcolonialism; Music, Labor, and Value; Music and Materiality; and Anthropology of the Senses. He was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Music, Columbia University, and is the author of many papers and publications.