EMP Pop Conference in Seattle next week
- I will be amongst the scholars, journalists, and music nerds
presenting at the conference next weekend. The conference program is
up at: <http://www.emplive.org/education/index.asp?categoryID=26>.
Admission, as the clip mentions, is free.
Pop goes the EMP conference
Jonathan Lethem, whose writing prominently features music, is the
keynote speaker at the 2007 Pop Conference. (See the review of
Lethem's "You Don't Love Me Yet" on Page 37.)
Free this year, the conference takes as its theme "Waking Up From
History: Music, Time and Place." A brainy but giddy gathering of
scholars, journalists and music nerds, the conference vibe ranges from
over-analyzed academic ("Anticipating the Re-Emergence of the
Pre-Temperate Aboriginal Drone Form as the Root and Dominant Figure in
Rock Music") to extreme trivia ("The Secret History of Montana
Postpunk"), with some chewy sections in between. (See the story by
music critic Patrick MacDonald in Sunday's Entertainment & the Arts
section). The confab opens with a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday and
runs through 12:45 p.m. next Sunday at Experience Music Project, 325
Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (free; 206-367-5483 or www.emplive.org).
Register in advance (advised) by e-mailing education@....
— Paul de Barros,