Sonic Border Program again

Sonic Border/ Sonic Diaspora/Beyond Text

Host: Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths

Monday, 3 November – Rooms 137a and 138

2:30 -3:00 pm Chair: John Hutnyk

Julian Henriques ‘ Thinking Through Sound’

3:00 – 4:00 pm

David Graeber. ‘Prisoners of Sound’

4:00 – 4:20 pm – Coffee and tea break.

4:20-6:30 pm

Johannes Anyuru and Aleksander Motturi. ‘Clandestino Festival in age of Ethnicism.’

6:30 – 7:00 pm

Explanation of Coventry Event, introduction of those from Kolkata and other guests.

7:00 pm – Drinks and dinner at Gourmet Bar/Rosemary Branch Lewisham Way


Tuesday, 4 November – Rooms 308 and 307

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Les Back. ‘Siren’s Cry: The War on Terror and the Carceral City.’

2:00 – 2:15pm – Coffee and tea break

2:15 – 3:45 pm Chair: Anamik Saha

Rangan Chakravarty. Sound and Fury: The Language of Music: Contemporary Bangla Bands’

Paramita Brahmachari. ‘Bollywood on the telly’

3:45 – 4:00 pm – Coffee and tea break

4:00 – 6:00 pm Chair: Leila Whitley

Marc Teare. The Secret History of a Musick Yet To Be.’

Carla Mueller-Schulzke. ‘Transcultural Soundscapes: Creative Musical Practice and the Politics of Sound.’

Kiwi Menrath. ‘Sounds Aquatic: From Oceans and Flows to Muddy Waters.’

Rico Reyes. ‘Echolocating: Barrionics, Colonial Melancholia, and Technological Euphoria’

7:00 pm – Tuesday evening we will be travelling to SE1 to join Thomas Altheimer Europe For President at Alma Enterprises’ project space on November 4th in Glasshill Street, SE1. More details here.


Wednesday 5th Nov – Deptford TV event – see separate flyer at bottom of this page.

Thursday, 6 November


Interdisciplinary Colloquium – Rooms 137-138

Chair: Hanna Kuusela

11:00- 11:30 Introduction: Performing Crisis- Nicolás Salazar-Sutil

11:30-11:50 Crisis? What Crisis? Perspectives on the Credit Crunch- Andy Christodoulou

11:50- 12:30 The Madness of Decision- Dr James Burton- Goldsmiths College.

12:30- 13:30 Lunch break

Chair: Yuk Hui

13:30-14:30 Keynote Contribution: Professor Teivo Teivainen, University of Helsinki

14:30- 15:00 Value formation and crisis – Operativity of narrative – Lee Wan-Gi

15:00- 15:30 Something Between us: exploring social-fragmentation, philosophical anxieties and the economic crisis in America – John Ferrara

15:30- 16:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Cristóbal Bianchi

16:00-16:50 The inchoate situation of decline and the rhetoric of crisis- Dr Ina Dietzsch, University of Durham

16:50- 17:20 HO2Crisis: Water Wars and its trickling effect- Eva Slotegraaf

17:20- 17:50 Debord, Lautreaont and the aesthetics of negativity- Tom Bunyard

17:50- 18:30 The financial crisis as a window of opportunity: Hanna Kuusela


Friday, 7 November – Rooms 308 and 307

11:00 – 1:00 pm

Film: Jahaji Music, India in the Caribbean -Presented by Surabhi

1:00 – 2:30pm – Lunch Break

2:30 – 4:00 pm

John Speyer and Music In Detention

‘Identities and Interactions in Border Institutions: Music in Immigration Removal Centres’

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Coffee and tea Break

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Camille Barbagallo. ‘Crossing borders. The xtalk project: free English classes for migrant sex workers.’

Karen Tam. ‘Songs not quite from Impanema.’

David Hysek. ‘Quinta del Sordo – sense, theatre and sound’

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Future Events: February in Berlin, November in Copenhagen.


Saturday 8 Nov – Noise of the Past – see separate flyer at bottom of here.