Associate Professor Benjamin Piekut has convened a panel on music and sound as part of the Specters of Communism Festival at the Haus der Kunst (Munich) in late November. Titled “Form, Mastery, and Aural Disintegration,” the panel features contributions from Piekut, Hon Lun Yang (Hong Kong Baptist University), Tamara Levitz (UCLA), Fumi Okiji (Northwestern), and Anthony Cokes (Brown). Panelists will analyze the long echoes of the October Revolution in sound and music of the last one hundred years. The larger event, organized by curators Okwui Enwezor and Damian Lentini, will also include talks and performances by art historians, architecture critics, and critical theorists. Zhiyuan Cui and Alain Badiou will deliver keynote addresses. For more information, see http://www.hausderkunst.de/en/learn/symposium/2017/spectres-of-communism-festival/specters-of-communism-program/specters-of-communism-program/.
Piekut Assembles Panel for Haus der Kunst