Title of the Talk: Music as Technology
When? 19 October 2017 (Week 2) (17:00-18:30)
Where? The Barn at St John’s College (Kendrew Quad)
Speaker: Mark Katz (University of North Carolina)
Abstract: Coming Soon
Speaker Biography: Mark Katz, Ph.D., is the Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A scholar of music technology, popular music, and musical diplomacy, he is the author of Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music and Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ. He is co-editor of Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History and former editor of the Journal of the Society for American Music. In 2013 he developed, and continues to direct, the U.S. Department of State–funded cultural diplomacy program Next Level, which connects American hip-hop artists to underserved communities around the world to promote cultural exchange, conflict reduction, and entrepreneurship. In 2015 Katz’s work was recognized by the Hip-Hop Education Center in its inaugural awards ceremony, and in 2016 he was awarded the Dent Medal by the Royal Musical Association for his outstanding contribution to musicology.
Event hosted as part of the Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies Series, based at St John’s College, University of Oxford.