Douglas Kahn is giving a series of lectures throughout the United States and Europe that provide an introduction to his thinking surrounding energies in the arts. These talks extend upon the themes of his last book, Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts (University of California Press, 2013) and will outline a number of the ideas that underpin two forthcoming texts: the edited volume Energies in the Arts (MIT Press, March 2019) and the monograph Of Artists and Ecopaths: Ecological Energies from the Cold War to the Warm War (MIT Press).
17 May 2018 – University of Washington, Seattle.
The Case for Energies in the Arts
Presented by Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities; Photomedia | School of Art + Art History + Design; DXARTS Contemporary History of Ideas; Human Centered Design & Engineering; Anthropocene Research Cluster.
22 May 2018 – Department of Music, University of California San Diego.
Distinguished Lecture Series: Energies as Optic in the Arts and Music.
30 May 2018 – Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Basel.
Invited lecture: Energies in the arts: Opening questions
This lecture will be accompanied by a workshop with Douglas Kahn at the Critical Media Lab of the FNHW on 29 May 2018.
3 June 2018 – Tuned City Conference, Messene, Greece.
Keynote presentation: Energies as Optic in the Arts and Music
7 June 2018 – Spetctres De l’Audible: Sound studies, cultures de l’écoute et art sonores, Cité de la Musique, Philharmonie de Paris.
Presented in partnership with La Frabrique des Arts Sonores, Labex Arts H2H.
13 June 2018 – Faculty of Music, University of Oxford.
Keynote presentation: Sounds and Vibrations Are Two Energies Among Others
Event hosted as part of the Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies Series, based at St John’s College, University of Oxford.
15-16 June 2018 – Sensing the Sonic: Histories of Hearing Differently (1800-now), Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge.
Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and the ERC Project ‘Sound and Materialism in the 19th Century’ (University of Cambridge).
19 June 2018 – Critical Media in the Arts: Time, Materiality, Ecology.
Keynote presentation: Survivable Communication: Trees
Symposium is supported by The School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music (LCAHM) and the Contemporary Philosophy of Technology Research Group.
21 June 2018 – The Reading Room, The Hague, Netherlands.
Workshop: Radiant Matter
Program is supported by Stroom Den Haag and the Dutch Creative Industries Fund, and is produced by the Instrument Inventors Initiative.
22 June 2018, E-ARTHHA, DE PLAYER, Rotterdam.
Alongside BJ Nilsen, Aurelie Lierman and Max Franklin.