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Panel Discussion

Non-Cochlear Sound: A Discussion

On Thursday October 28th, in conjunction with the exhibition Non-Cochlear Sound at Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, Goethe-Institut hosted a panel discussion devoted to untangling and upending the notion of the  non-cochlear. The panel included provocateurs and practitioners in the fields of art, music, and literature.

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David Grubbs Assistant Professor of Radio and Sound Art, Brooklyn College. Composer, musician with dozens of recordings to his credit. Artist, counting among his collaborators Angela Bulloch, Doug Aitken, and Susan Howe. His criticism has appeared in Conjunctions, Bookforum, and Texte zur Kunst.

Jennifer Schmidt – Artist, whose work HARD TIMES/SCRABBLE VALUE: A PLAY IN TWO PARTS, is included in the exhibition, regular full-time faculty within the Print Area and Graduate Program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Seth Brodsky Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Yale University. Author, Utopian Strain: Ambivalent Absolutes in European Music, 1961-2001 (forthcoming)

Lytle Shaw Associate Professor, Department of English, NYU. Author, Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterie (University of Iowa, 2006),  and Specimen Box: New Modes of Institution Critique in Art and Poetry (Periscope, forthcoming). Poet and artist, collaborations with Jimbo Blachly collected in, The Chadwick Family Papers: A Brief Public Glimpse (Periscope, 2009).

Seth Kim-Cohen – Curator of the exhibition, artist, author of In The Blink of an Ear: Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art (Continuum 2009), Director and Assistant Professor of Art and Theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.