Critical Karaoke

SEP 05, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

4406: English Student Lounge

WHEN:

September 05, 2014: 4:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

This event is designed to showcase the different forms that meaningful intellectual work can take and celebrates the transformative power of performance, improvisation, play, failure, feeling, silence, and sound. Inspired by interdisciplinary and cross-field conversations about music and Experience Music Project’s annual “Pop Conference,” the organizers of this fall’s Critical Karaoke event—Duncan Faherty, Eric Lott, and Danica Savonick—invite brief essays that engage with a particular song. Beyond this stipulation of brevity, stylistic choices regarding format, volume, dance breaks, and dramatic pauses are up to participants. More promiscuous intellectual affair than long-term commitment, this low-stakes event encourages participant.