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Medea Talks | Music and Sound Art: Problematic Distinctions + New Approaches
May 7, 2019 @ 15:15 – 17:00
Medea Talks on May 7 with musician, film score composer and author Nathan Larson.
In this talk, Nathan Larson will propose a new approach to making use of sound/music as a therapeutic tool for personal and communal growth.
See Nathan Larson’s presentation in the video embedded above (or on YouTube)
Place: Storm at Malmö University, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö
Gramophone music starts at 15:00 and the lecture at 15:15.
In this Medea Talk, Nathan Larson will discuss music and sound – “music” in a commercial frame or context, such as a club or concert hall setting, and “sound-art”, which usually lives in a gallery or a public space. Music and sound art will be deconstructed and subcategorized by their different applications, and the social context in which these categories are found. He will examine what and who defines these arbitrary and subjective characterizations, why these distinctions are made, and the problems that arise from making these designations.
Nathan Larson will propose a new approach to consuming, listening to, absorbing, and making use of sound/music as a therapeutic tool for personal and communal growth. Throughout the talk, Nathan will weave in his perspective and personal experience, specifically his journey from the hardcore punk scene of the 1980s, to a career as a successful film composer and a producer of twelve-hour experimental music events.
The discussant in this Medea Talk is Hugo Boothby, lecturer in Communication for Development at Malmö University.