What is sound? How does the mystery of determining what a sound source is shape our experience of both music and everyday life? Can you really make pop music out of a cow uterus, and why would you want to?
Join Drew Daniel talking with Greg Hainge and Andrew McLellan for a free, informal public conversation about these and other matters that will range across musical subcultures from the academy to the dancefloor and beyond.
About Drew Daniel
As an electronic musician, performer, recording artist and writer, Drew Daniel has created a body of work that plays with these questions in direct, accessible, sometimes silly, sometimes disgusting but usually entertaining ways. With his partner M.C. Schmidt, Drew Daniel is half of the acclaimed electronic duo Matmos; under his own steam he releases ridiculous conceptual dance music as The Soft Pink Truth. He is the author of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, a book about the album of the same name by the English occult industrial band Throbbing Gristle for the 33 1/3 series. His writings on music have appeared in The WIRE, Pitchfork, Yeti, Stereogum, Opera Quarterly and numerous edited collections, including a contribution to the forthcoming Oxford Guide to Music and Queerness.
Drew is Associate Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, and is visiting Australia as a guest of the UQ Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100–1800). His public lecture “Between the Angel and the Dog: Dürer’s Melancholy Community“, is presented in partnership with UQ Art Museum, on Tuesday 25 November at 6pm, as part of the current exhibition Five Centuries of Melancholia.