GW event: Music and nuclear protests in Japan

When: Friday, February 14, 2014
11:00AM – 12:30PM

Where: Hortense Amsterdam House, Room 202 (Anthropology Seminar Room)
2110 G Street NW

Event Description: This talk explores the recent mix of “sound demos,” art installations and anti-nuclear music festivals in contexts of political protest in Japan since the tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi on March 11, 2011.

Featuring: David Novak is an associate professor at UC-Santa Barbara. He explores the relationship between modern cultures and the circulation of musical media. Novak is the author of Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation, (Duke University Press, forthcoming), an ethnography of Noise, an experimental electronic music, developed over several years of multi-sited fieldwork among Japanese and North American practitioners and listeners. He is the founder of the Music and Sound Interest Group in the American Anthropological Association.

Sponsored by the GW Anthropology Department

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